Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains; east across Canada and northern U.S. to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Uncommon, mostly in moist areas in coniferous woods, moderate to high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial, glabrous herbs from slender rhizomes, the single, scapose stem 1-2 dm. tall.
Leaves basal, several, petiolate, the blades broadly elliptic to rotund, sub-cordate to rounded at the base, 1.5-3.5 cm. long, the margins with small, rounded teeth.
Flowers 5-20 in a crowded raceme, 5-7 mm. broad; calyx 5-lobed, pinkish; petals 5, distinct, pale pinkish to rose, about 3 mm. long; stamens 10, bent inward, the anthers without awns, inverted, opening by 2 pores on short tubes; style 1.2 mm. long, straight, without a collar, stigma 5-lobed; ovary superior.