Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to the central U.S. and eastern Canada.
Habitat: Valleys and hillsides at low elevations to forest openings at mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Shrub 1-2 m. tall, more or less prickly or nearly unarmed, usually with well-developed, straight, slim, infrastipular prickles.
Leaves alternate, deciduous, odd-pinnate with 5-9 leaflets; leaflets elliptic or obovate, wedge-shaped toward the base, up to 5 cm. long and 2.5 cm. wide, sharply serrate.
Flowers fairly small, several in flat-topped inflorescences at the branch tips; sepals 5, 1-2 cm. long and 2-3.5 mm. wide at the base, persistent; petals 1.5-2.5 cm. long, light pink to deep rose; stamens numerous, and pistils many.
Hips globose to ellipsoid, 6-12 mm. long, red.