Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia and Alberta south to California, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.
Habitat: Swamps and bogs, lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Evergreen shrubs 0.5-2 m. tall, the twigs puberulent and glandular-dotted.
Leaves alternate, evergreen, ovate to oblong-ovate, deep green on the upper surface and grayish-green and densely glandular on the lower, more or less revolute, 3-4 cm. long and about as broad.
Flowers many in short, terminal racemes; pedicels 1-2 cm. long; calyx small, 5-parted nearly to the base; petals 5, distinct to the base, white, nearly rotate; stamens 8-12, longer than the style, the anthers without awns, opening by pores near the tip; ovary superior.
Capsule 5-valved, ovoid to globose, 3-6 mm. long, puberulent and glandular.