General: Creeping shrub, stems slender, 10-40 cm long; brownish, appressed, forward-pointing bristly hairs on the stems, calyces, and lower surfaces of the leaves.
Leaves: Alternate, evergreen, leathery, elliptic to egg-shaped, 4-10 mm long, entire, margins rolled under, appressed-bristly beneath; stalks 1.5-2.5 mm long.
Flowers: Few, solitary in leaf axils, on short nodding flower stalks, subtended by 2 egg-shaped bracts; corollas white or pinkish, bell-shaped, deeply 4-lobed, about 2 mm long; calyces bell-shaped, deeply 4-parted; stamens 8, filaments flattened, shorter than the anthers; anthers each with 2 very short terminal awns, opening by 2 large lateral pores.
Fruits: Berries, clear white, 3-5 mm wide, bristly-hairy, surrounded by the calyx, juicy with a mild wintergreen flavour and aroma.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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