Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington, but also in southeastern Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Idaho; also in northeastern North America.
Habitat: Open, disturbed areas typically at low elevations.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Deciduous, glabrous and spineless shrub or small tree with glossy, green twigs.
Leaves alternate, oval, finely serrate, 4-7 cm. long, shiny, green.
Flowers appearing with the leaves; petals 5, white; stamens 20-30; pistil 1.
Globose drupe, yellow or red.