Erect shrub. Stems green when new, becoming red to purple. Leaves deciduous, alternate, petiole less than 1 in., blade thin, widely oval with pointed tip, tiny teeth. Flowers white on red stalks at tips on stems, cluster less than 5 in. long, very fragrant. Grows in dry open sites, edges of forests, at low to mid-elevations.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3--10 feet
- Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest
- Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, West Gorge, Siskiyous, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
- Native: Yes