Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 1: 300. 1900 ,.
Subshrubs, creeping, mat-forming, stoloniferous; roots adventitious or fibrous. Stems spreading and repent, 10–30 cm, (slender), usually hirtellous, sometimes glabrous. Leaf-blades orbiculate, ovate, or broadly elliptic, 1–2.5 cm, base obtuse to rounded, margins serrulate (teeth bristle-tipped), apex obtuse or acute, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers; bracts green with reddish margins, broadly ovate, 2.5–3 mm, exceeding sepals, glabrous. Pedicels green, 0.5–1.5 mm, glabrous; bracteoles 1–3, green or pink-tinged, deltate, 0.5–1 mm, glabrous. Flowers: sepals 5, connate ca. 1/2 their lengths, red to deep pink, narrowly ovate, 2–2.5 mm, glabrous; petals 5, connate basally, white to pale-pink, 2.5–4 mm, glabrous, corolla campanulate, lobes (spreading), 1.5–3 mm; filaments broadest proximally, glabrous; anthers without awns, dehiscent by terminal pores. Fruits red, 5–7 mm wide.
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Jul; fruiting Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Coniferous woodlands and in moist soils along stream banks, subalpine to alpine wet meadows, rocky mountain slopes
Elevation: 900-3700 m
Alta., B.C., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.
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