Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in northern Washington; Alaska to Washington, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and northeastern North America.
Habitat: Stream banks and moist woods to clearings where moderately dry, middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Unarmed, soft-hairy perennial from rhizomes, the herbaceous, leafy flowering stems up to 1 m. long, reclining, often rooting at the nodes.
Leaves with oblanceolate, entire stipules 1 cm. long, the blades trifoliate; leaflets short-petiolate, ovate, 2-6 cm. long, doubly serrate.
Flowers 1-2 on short, erect, leafy shoots, the inflorescence with stalked glands; calyx soft-hairy, the 5 lobes lanceolate, 3-5 mm. long, entire, reflexed; petals 5, white or greenish-white, erect, oblong-lanceolate, 5-8 mm. long; stamens numerous, the filaments broad and flat, narrowed abruptly near the tip; pistols 20-30, glabrous.
Drupelets deep red, weakly coherent, attached to the receptacle; fruit up to 1 cm. broad.