This is a very prickly thorny shrub that grows on open slopes in
our mountains. The small flowers are pinkish yellow.
Some reference books put the currants and gooseberries into a
family of their own, Grossulariaceae or Gooseberry Family.
However they have characteristics in common with the Saxifrages,
so other books include them there.
The berries are juicy, but prickly. They are red when fully ripe.
They are edible, but not very palatable. However, birds and small
animals like them.
Salt Lake County, Utah