Distribution: Chiefly west of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska to California on both sides of the Cascades, but much more common on the west side
Habitat: Moist woods, sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Erect shrub 1-4 m. tall, the branches green, very prominently angled, usually glabrous.
Leaves tardily deciduous, often a few persistent, thin, oval to oblong-elliptic, rounded, 1-2.5 cm. long, usually glabrous and entire.
Flowers solitary in the axils of the lowest leaves of the youngest shoots, short-petiolate; corolla entire, pale, waxy, yellowish-pink, broadly urn-shaped, about 4 mm. long; anthers with prominent, spreading-erect awns and short, apical pore-bearing tubes; ovary inferior.
Fruit a bright red berry, globose, 6-9 mm. broad.