Trailing to climbing vine with hollow stems. Stems, leaves hairless or with straight hairs on edges. Leaves deciduous, opposite, green above, whitish below, egg-shaped to oval, 1–4 in. long, upper pair fused around stem. Flowers held in short, dense, whorled spike beyond fused leaves at ends of stems. Flowers orange, trumpet-shaped, with 5 lobes, stamens and stigma protruding. Many small orange-red berries. Grows in forests, thickets, from sea level to 5500 ft.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--18 feet
- Habitat: West-Side Forest
- Found In: Siskiyous, Wallowas, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
- Native: Yes