Distribution: Occurring in forested and mountainous areas throughout Washington; Alaska to California, east to Alberta, Idaho, and Montana.
Habitat: Moist coniferous forests, from the foothills to fairly high elevations in the mountains
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennials 15-25 cm tall from elongate rhizomes.
Leaves 2-3, blades green, oblanceolate to obovate, 8-20 cm long and 2.5-6.5 cm broad.
Inflorescences usually 1-flowered, erect; bract 1, narrowly linear; peduncle hairy.
Tepals 6, white to whitish cream, oblanceolate, 18-25 mm long and 5-7 mm broad; stamens 6, filaments 11-18 mm, anthers oblong-linear and 3.5-5.5 mm; ovary superior, glabrous.
Berries deep luminous blue, nearly globose to pear-shaped, 6-10 mm; seeds 10-18 per berry, 3-4 mm.