Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho and Nevada.
Habitat: Slopes and forest edges, often where wet.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Deciduous, trailing shrub 1-3 m. long, often rooting at the nodes, the branches rising less than 0.5 m.; young twigs usually puberulent.
Leaves opposite, elliptic or sometimes ovate, 1-3 cm. long and 5-20 mm. wide, entire, or with a few coarse teeth or shallow lobes, glabrous above and puberulent below.
Inflorescence a short, dense, terminal, few-flowered raceme, sometimes also in the upper axils; corolla pink, bell-shaped, 3-5 mm. long and wide, the 5 lobes equaling the tube, long-hairy within at the base of the lobes; stamens 5, anthers a little shorter than the filaments; styles glabrous, 2-3 mm. long.
: Fruit berry-like, sub-globose, 5-6 mm. long.