Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to Oregon.
Habitat: Moist forests and stream banks at mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Nearly glabrous shrub 0.5-3 m. tall.
Leaves alternate, pale green, thin, deciduous, somewhat glaucous, oblanceolate, tipped with a sharp point, entire, 2-5 cm. long, nearly sessile.
Flowers single and terminal on short, axillary, leafy shoots; sepals nearly distinct, the 5 lobes linear-lanceolate, 7-10 mm. long; corolla rotate, the 5 petals distinct, oblong-elliptic, 10-15 mm. long, salmon or copper colored; stamens 10, the anthers without awns; style 1 cm. long, recurved; ovary superior.
Capsule 5-valved, nearly globose, 4-7 mm. broad.