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Deciduous shrub, loosely branched, 0.5-1 m tall; stems spreading, finely hairy and usually with 3, slender, 7-12 mm long, nodal spines; bark brownish at first, turning deep greyish-red.
Alternate, egg-shaped, shallowly heart-shaped at the base, 1.5-2.5 cm wide, 3-5-lobed less than half their length, the lobes rounded, shallowly cleft and deeply toothed, sparsely hairy or glabrous on the upper surface, more or less hairy and glandular below; stalks equal to or slightly shorter than the blades, glabrous.
Inflorescence of 1-2 flowers in a drooping raceme on stalks shorter than the leaves; flower stalks 1.5-2 mm long, not jointed below the flowers, densely bristly-glandular; petals white or pinkish, broadly fan-shaped, usually inrolled on the edges, 4-6 mm long; hypanthium narrowly bell-shaped, 3.5-5.5 mm long; calyces red, the lobes 10-13 mm long, narrowly oblong, pointed, hairy; styles glabrous, fused to just below or just above the middle, about equaling the stamens.
Berries, round to elliptic, reddish-brown, 12-15 mm long, coarsely bristly-glandular.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia