Distribution: Ocurring in the Olympic and Cascade Mountains of Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Forest openings and mountain meadows, mid- to high elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Deciduous, low, often matted shrub 1.5-4 dm. tall, the branches slightly angled, greenish-brown, glabrous.
Leaves alternate, obovate to obovate-oblanceolate, 1.5-5 cm. long and 1/3-1/2 as broad, rounded to obtuse, the base wedge-shaped, pale bluish-green, glaucous but not glandular on the lower surface, the margins serrulate on the upper half or less.
Flowers single in the axils, pinkish, 6-7 mm. long; calyx obscurely 5-lobed; corolla united, broadly urn-shaped, much less than twice as long as broad, the 5 lobes very short, reflexed; anthers with dorsal awns and apical, pore-bearing tubes; ovary inferior.
Fruit a berry, glaucous-blue, globose, 5-8 mm. broad.