Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Colorado.
Habitat: Open, dry forests, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Deciduous shrub, more or less matted, 1-2.5 dm. tall, the branches numerous, slender, broom-like, strongly angled, greenish or yellowish-green, usually glabrous.
Leaves lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 8-15 mm. long, finely serrulate, light green, usually glabrous, conspicuously veiny on the lower surface.
Flowers solitary in the axils of the lowest leaves of the youngest shoots, short-petiolate; corolla entire, pinkish, broadly urn-shaped, about 4 mm. long; anthers with awns and terminal pore-bearing tubes; ovary inferior.
Fruit a bright red berry, globose, 3-5 mm. broad.