Ribes inerme (Whitestem Gooseberry)
Family: Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry)
       
Whitestem Gooseberry grows primarily along streams and moist meadows, though it is sometimes found on dry slopes. Stems are covered with small spines, and larger spines occur at the nodes. Flowers are usually in groups of 1 to 4. Stems are pale. Flowers are glabrous (hairless).

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane (5500 - 10,500 ft.)
Time of bloom:  April - June
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers