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Grossulariaceae (Gooseberry Family)
The Grossulariaceae have palmately divided leaves-- rather distinctively so, and useful in the field.
The fruits are translucent berries to which the sepals remain attached. The flowers have 2 styles, and otherwise all parts in fives. The ovary is inferior. In common usage, if the fruit is smooth it is called a "currant". If it is armed, it is called a "gooseberry."