A deciduous, shrub reaching to 5 feet. Leaves are small, fan shaped, dark green, fuzzy when young; deciduous 3 to 5 lobed with irregularly round toothed, crinkly edges. Small, white to faint pink tubular flowers hang in clusters and bloom in late spring. The fruit is bright orange-red turning to dark red when ripening in late summer. Prefers dry to moist soils in areas of dry mountain slopes, mostly rocky areas, open forest, and in forest openings. Wildlife find the forage moderately palatable and small mammals consume many of the berries. Found across the western part of the United States.