Distribution: British Columbia east to Labrador, and in the northern tier of states, Montana to West Virginia; Okanogan County in Washington.
Habitat: Mountain meadows, forest openings, bogs and barrens.
Flowers: May - June
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)
Deciduous shrubs, forming open colonies, the stems 1-11.5 dm. tall; twigs greenish-brown, terete, hairy.
Leaves alternate, the blades green, elliptic, 23-35 mm. long and 8-16 mm. wide, entire, usually densely hairy, without glands.
Flowers solitary or few in the leaf axils; calyx green, glabrous; corolla urn-shaped, greenish-white to pink, 3-5 mm. long; stamens 10, the filaments hairy; anthers opening by pores; ovary inferior.
Berries blue, 6-8 mm. in diameter, glabrous and glaucous