Shrub with spreading branches but no bristles. Leaves maple-like, 1–3 in. across, with 5–7 rounded, finely toothed lobes. Hanging stem of 8–12 greenish flowers, each less than 1/3 in. across with tiny red petals and stamen filaments broad at base. Berry black, coated with bluish powder. Grows from mid elevations to treeline in Cascade and Olympic mountains.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3 feet
- Habitat: Subalpine, West-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes