Plants 3–10 dm, crisp-pubescent or glabrate. Stems freely branched. Leaves 4–15 × 2–5 cm; blade mostly ovate to oblong-lanceolate, rounded to obliquely subcordate basally, abaxial surface glabrous, adaxial surface glabrate, margins glabrous or sparsely pubescent, hairs long, twisted, apex acute to abruptly acuminate. Flowers 2–5(–7); perianth cylindrical, truncate basally; tepals muddy to creamy white, oblong-lanceolate, flaring slightly at apex, 15–28 mm; stamens included, 10–23 mm, equal to or slightly shorter than style; filaments filiform or slightly dilated basally; anthers 4–5 mm; ovary ovoid to obovoid, becoming weakly 3-lobed after anthesis, glabrous, ovules 2–4 per locule, pendulous; style 10–23 mm, pubescent; stigma 3-lobed, lobes 0.5–1 mm. Berries yellowish orange to dark red, 3–6-seeded, ovoid to oblong, beaked with persistent style bases, 12–16 mm, smooth. Seeds 4 mm. 2n = 16.
Phenology: Flowering late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Moist shady forests, coastal mountains
Elevation: 0–200 m
B.C., Calif., Oreg., Wash.