Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 19: 85. 1883 ,.
Shrubs, spreading, not mat-forming, rhizomatous; adventitious-roots absent. Stems decumbent, branches ascending to erect, (reddish), 15–30 cm, lanate (hairs white to brownish), sometimes glabrescent. Leaf-blades broadly ovate to subcordate, 2–4 cm, base rounded to cordate, margins crenulate to serrate, apex acute to, rarely, rounded, surfaces glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers; bracts reddish, ovate, 1–1.5 mm, not exceeding sepals, sparsely hairy. Pedicels green or red tinged, 1–1.5 mm, glabrous or sparsely hairy; bracteoles 2–6 (in pairs), dark green or red tinged, ovate, 1–2 mm, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Flowers: sepals 5, connate basally, reddish, ovate, 1.5–2 mm, lanate-hairy; petals 5, connate nearly their entire lengths, white to pinkish, 3–4 mm, glabrous, corolla urceolate to campanulate, lobes 1 mm; filaments conspicuously wider proximally (base with rounded, auriclelike projections), glabrous; anthers without awns, dehiscent by terminal pores. Fruits bright red, 5–7 mm wide.
Phenology: Flowering late May-early Jul; fruiting Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Relatively dry, mixed hardwood and coniferous forests, damp streamsides and moist soils, rocky slopes
Elevation: 300-1600 m
B.C., Calif., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash.
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