In bloom .
Blue Oak/Sagebrush habitat, above spring.
Some form of gooseberry as it has spines everywhere. This particular plant was growing in a mixed deciduous woodland and a redwood forrest ecotone.
Ribes californicum, with the common name Hillside gooseberry, is a native species of currant. It is endemic to California, where it can be found throughout many of the California Coast, Transverse, and Peninsular Ranges in local habitat types such as chaparral and woodlands.