Distribution: In scattered locations in lowlands west of the Cascades crest; introduced British Columbia south to California; native eastern North
Flowers: May - June
Origin: Introduced from northeastern United States
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Creeping evergreen shrub, often ascending, reaching 0.5-1.5 dm.
Leaves alternate, glaucous upper surface, green beneath, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 5-15 mm long, margins entire and rolled slightly downward.
Inflorescences emerging from axils of bracts at base of shoots from current year’s growth; pedicles bracteolate, 2-3 cm, slender, nodding; bracteoles 2, 1-2 mm wide, resembling scales, greenish white; calyx lobes small; corolla white to pink, very deeply 4-lobed, segments 6-10 mm, strongly reflexed; filaments hairy, 1/3 length of anthers, anthers 1-2 mm.
Berries globose, smooth, reddish to pink, 10-15 mm.