Distribution: In the Olympics and Cascades mountains of Washington; British Columbia south to northern California, east to the Rocky Mountains from Alberta to Colorado.
Habitat: Subalpine to alpine, usually where moist to wet.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Low, depressed shrub up to 3 cm. tall, the stems trailing, up to 10 cm. long, glabrous or finely puberulent.
Leaves evergreen, leathery, shiny, alternate, broadly ovate to elliptic, 1-2 cm. long and 0.5-1.5 cm. broad, rounded, entire.
Flowers single in the leaf axils on short, bracteate pedicels; calyx deeply 5-lobed, glabrous, 3-4 mm. long; corolla slightly longer than the calyx, united, bell-shaped, 5-lobed, pinkish; stamens 10, anthers opening by terminal pores, without awns.
Capsule berry-like, surrounded by the persistent, pulpy calyx, 5-7 mm. broad, reddish.