Distribution: British Columbia to Oregon, east to Montana
Habitat: Moist, usually forested, slopes, mid- to high elevations in the mountains
Flowers: June - August
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Deciduous shrubs 1-2 m. tall, the young twigs finely puberulent and covered with stiff, aligned reddish hairs, this same hairiness present on young leaves, bracts and calyx.
Leaves thin, deep, clear green on the upper surface, lighter beneath, elliptic-oblanceolate, nearly entire, frequently clustered toward the branch tips, 4-9 cm. long on petioles 5-10 mm. long.
Flowers in axillary clusters of 1-4 along the stems, white to ochroleucous; pedicels 1-1.5 cm. long, glandular pubescent and covered with coarse, stiff reddish hairs; sepals 5, distinct, leaf-like, pubescent with coarse, gland-tipped hairs and appressed, eglandular, reddish hairs; corolla united, 1.5-2 cm. broad, 5-lobed about the length, the lobes spreading, nearly equal, entire; stamens 10, exerted, the filaments densely hairy on the lower half; ovary superior, long-hairy.
Capsule 5-celled, pubescent, short.