General: Perennial herb from a strong but slender rhizome; stems erect, 30-100 cm tall, few-branched, spreading-curly-hairy at least above.
Leaves: Stem leaves alternate, several to many, egg-shaped to broadly lanceolate, 5-15 cm long, 2-6 cm wide, unstalked, heart-shaped and somewhat clasping at the base, short-hairy below and sparsely hairy to nearly smooth above, the margins fringed with forward-pointing hairs; basal leaves lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 1 to 3 (usually 2), stalked flowers drooping from branch tips; flowers creamy-white, narrowly bell-shaped, of 6 similar distinct sepals, the tepals 10-15 (18) mm long, narrowly elliptic, flaring from the middle or lower; stamens 6, mostly slightly longer than the tepals; pistil 1, 3-chambered, styles usually hairy at least near the base.
Fruits: Berries, broadly egg-shaped, yellow to ultimately red, 7-10 mm long, smooth or minutely hairy; seeds 4 to 6.
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