A perennial shrub that grows from 1 to 2 feet high. The leaves are densely hairy, somewhat sticky, and 3 to 5 lobed. The small white to rose-purple flowers grow in groups of 3 to 7 cover the plant by the hundreds blooming June to August. It produces red berries that are covered with spinny bristles which are eatable but not very palatable. Growing near riverbanks and in canyons as well as on exposed slopes and ridges. Found across the western half of the Untied States.