Short shrub with many smooth-barked branches, rooting when touching soil and often forming dense stands. Green twigs are strongly angled. Leaves deciduous, oval, 1/2–3/4 in., finely toothed. Solitary pink flowers are urn-shaped, hanging from bases of lowest leaves on young shoots. Red berries about 1/4 in. diameter are edible, but more often eaten by birds and other animals. Grows in high-elevation forests. Rare in California, but locally common farther north.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--20 inches
- Habitat: East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest
- Found In: N Cascades Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Wallowas, Crater Lake Np
- Native: Yes