Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Fields, forest edge, roadsides, wastelots, and other disturbed areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tall, evergreen shrub with green twigs and alternate leaves.
Leaves leathery, large, up to 20 cm. long and 6 cm. broad, oval and pointed
Inflorescence a many-flowered, erect, loose raceme; flowers white, about 1 cm. wide; stamens 20-30; pistil 1.