Distribution: Scattered localities throughout Washington; throughout much of North America except the southeastern U.S.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, woods, and thickets.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Shrub, erect, up to 3 m tall; herbage glabrous or lightly hirsute.
Leaves generally 3--6 cm long; blade ovate, base round or somewhat cordate, tip obtuse; upper pairs not fused around stem.
Inflorescence with flowers paired, pedicels 0; peduncle around 15 mm, slender; bracts not leaf-like, not forming involucre, lower lanceolate, spreading, upper round-ovate, erect; calyx limb occasionally deep-lobed; corolla +- 15 mm, white or pink fading pale yellow or yellow, glabrous, weakly 2-lipped, lobes subequal to tube, obovate; stamens well exserted; ovaries of a flower pair free, stigma exserted.
Berry, generally round; seeds usually 2 or greater; about 1 cm diameter, red, orange, yellow.