Spreading to erect, deciduous shrub. Bark smooth, reddish on young branches. Leaves opposite, shallowly 3-lobed, with sharp teeth, hairs on lower surface, turning brilliant red in autumn. Flowers in small clusters on short stems with single pair of small leaves. Flower white, 5-lobed. Fruit red to orange, berry-like, with large flat pits and acid juice. Grows with other shrubs in moist places at edges of forests and streams.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3--9 feet
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, West Gorge, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes