Distribution: Occasional west of the Cascades in Washington; established along the Oregon coast and southern British Columbia.
Habitat: Thickets and waste areas.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Twining vines, sometimes climbing to 6 m., with hollow twigs.
Leaves opposite, pubescent, weakly glaucous and short-hairy beneath, sub-sessile, broadly elliptic, 4-10 cm. long and 2-5.5 cm. wide; occasionally one or more of the pairs at the end of each twig grown together at the base.
Flowers in a dense, short, terminal inflorescence; corolla pale yellowish, tinged with purple, glabrous within, 3-5 cm. long, strongly bilabiate, the lips nearly equaling the tube; stamens 5, glabrous, the filaments attached nearly at the orifice of the corolla; ovary 3-celled, inferior.
Fruit a red berry nearly 1 cm. thick.