Distribution: In the forests and mountains throughout Washington; Alaska south to California, east in North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Open to rather dense woods, low to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Creeping, evergreen herbs, the trailing stems elongate and somewhat hairy and woody, from which arise numerous, erect, leafy, flowering stems up to 10 cm. long.
Leaves opposite, short-petiolate, firm, broadly elliptic to sub-rotund, usually with a few shallow teeth, 7-25 mm. long and 5-15 mm. wide, glabrous to long-hairy.
Flowers in pairs on pedicels 1-2.5 cm. long, at the end of long, naked peduncles, nodding; calyx 5-lobed, 2-5 mm. long; corolla pinkish, funnel-shaped, 9-16 mm. long, the tube slender, the 5 lobes flaring; stamens 4, 2 shorter than the other 2; style elongate; ovary inferior.
Fruit small, dry, unequally 3-celled.