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Deciduous shrub, loosely branched, 0.5-1.5 m tall; stems erect to spreading, unarmed, finely short-hairy and often with short, stalked glands; bark greyish-brown to reddish-brown.
Alternate, nearly kidney-shaped to broadly fan-shaped, 0.5-3.5 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, shallowly 3- to 5-lobed and toothed, glabrous or with short, stalked glands; stalks about equal to the blades.
Inflorescence of 2-8 flowers in tight clusters on stalks shorter than the leaves; flower stalks subtended by 1-3 small, hairy, toothed bracteoles; petals white to pink, fan-shaped to spoon-shaped, 1-2 mm long; hypanthium nearly cylindric, 5-9 mm long; calyces white to greenish-white, the lobes egg-shaped to deltoid, 1.5-3 mm long; styles somewhat fused nearly to the stigmas.
Berries, egg-shaped, dull to bright red, 6-8 mm long, glabrous to sparsely glandular.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia