Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains of the U.S. and Canada, reaching Ontario and Michigan.
Habitat: Wooded slopes, often near streams, and in aspen groves.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Sparingly branched perennial herbs from rhizomes, the leafy stem 3-6 dm. tall.
Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, pointed, sub-cordate or rounded, somewhat pubescent below and glabrous above, the margins with spreading hairs.
Flowers 1-2 on stout, pubescent pedicels, narrowly bell-shaped, creamy white, 8-15 mm. long; tepals 6, alike, distinct, narrowly lanceolate, spreading from near the base; stamens 6, longer than the perianth, stigma shallowly lobed.
Fruit a red berry, depressed-globose, 7-10 mm. long.