Distribution: Occurring in forested areas on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana.
Habitat: Moist, shady, wooded areas, sea level to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Sparingly branched perennial herbs from rhizomes, the leafy stem up to 6 dm. tall.
Leaves ovate, pointed, strongly cordate and oblique, strongly pubescent below and sparsely so above, the margins with forward-pointing hairs.
Flowers 2-3, narrowly bell-shaped, creamy white, 9-18 mm. long; tepals 6, alike, distinct, narrowly elliptic; stamens 6, at least as long as the perianth, the anthers exposed; style hairy, stigma nearly entire.
Fruit a red berry, broadly obovoid, 7-9 mm. long.