Low, spreading shrub, to 5 cm tall; stems slender, to 20 cm long, very fine brownish-hairy.
Alternate, evergreen, leathery, egg-shaped to almost heart-shaped, (1.5) 2-4 cm long, (1) 1.5-3 cm wide, tips pointed; margins usually conspicuously sharp-toothed and thickened.
Solitary in leaf axils; flower stalks short, with bractlets; corollas white or pinkish, bell-shaped, 5-lobed, 3.5-5 mm long; calyces brown, about 2 mm long, reddish brown-hairy; anthers opening by terminal pores, without awns.
Berrylike, bright red, globe-shaped, 6-8 mm wide.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BWBS(2), CWH(86), ESSF(46), ICH(332), IDF(10), MH(78), MS(9), SBS(3)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013