May 29, 1806, at Camp Chopunnish, Idaho County, Idaho.
Ocean spray is a many-stemmed, spreading shrub bearing deciduous foliage. During the flowering season, the shrub is a complete mass of tiny, fragrant, creamy-white flowers arranged in large, plumed clusters. Height: 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m), but can reach 7 ft (2.1 m).
Rocky, north-facing slopes; moist, open woods; stream banks; below 7,000 ft (2,134 m).
California coast ranges to British Columbia and western Montana.