A shrublike plant with spreading or erect, hairy stems, often in large dense patches, and whitish to pale pink, urn-shaped flowers. Corolla 0.4 in (1 cm) long. Fruit is a dark purple berry, 0.3-0.5 in (0.8-1.3 cm) wide.
Woods and brush.
Alaska and British Columbia south to southern California.
The berries are a source of food for wildlife and were once also eaten by coastal Native Americans.