Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington; widespread throughout North America, except eastern U.S.
Habitat: Weedy native in fields and roadsides, often in undisturbed sites at low to moderate elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Fetid annual, branched from the base, the branches 1-6 dm. long, decumbent; herbage sparsely short-hairy.
Leaves short-petiolate, pinnately lobed, the blade 2-5 cm. long and 1-3 cm. wide, the rachis about equal in length to the lobes.
Inflorescence of several ascending, stout, few-flowered peduncles, 0.5-2.5 cm. long, attached along the stem or opposite the leaves, the pedicels drooping, clustered; calyx tube short, the 5 narrow lobes unequal, up to 6 mm. long at maturity, the tips reflexed; corolla white, rotate, 5-9 mm. wide, the 5 lobes deeply divided; stamens 5, the anthers prominent, yellow; style solitary; ovary superior.
Fruit a greenish, globose berry, 9-14 mm. thick.