Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington on both sides of the Cascades crest; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Thickets, shores, forest edges, riparian zones, rocky slopes from low elevations to the montane.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, beetles
Coarse shrub 1-2 m. tall, more or less prickly or nearly unarmed, the infrastipular prickles larger than the other sturdy prickles.
Leaves alternate, deciduous, odd-pinnate with 5-7 leaflets; leaflets elliptic or ovate, serrate or doubly serrate, 1-7 cm. long and 0.7-4.5 cm. wide.
Flowers large, usually solitary at the branch ends; sepals 5, 1.5-4 cm. long and 3-6 mm. wide, constricted in the middle and expanded toward the tip; petals light pink to deep rose, 2.5-4 cm. long; stamens numerous, pistils many.
Hips globose, 1.2-2 cm. long and thick, purplish-red.