Small upright shrub. Leaves egg-shaped, with rounded tips, toothed near tip, hairless to lightly hairy. Flowers pink to rose in flat-topped cluster wider than tall, tops stem. Grows in moist rocky areas such as serpentine, conifer forests, at mid to high elevations. Hybridizes in Oregon Cascades with S. douglasii, which has tall, narrow, pointed flower clusters.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--2 feet
- Habitat: Subalpine, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Wallowas, West Gorge, Crater Lake Np
- Native: Yes