Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California east to the Rocky Mountains, also further east across the northern U.S. and Canada to the Atlantic Coast; circumboreal.
Habitat: Coastal bluffs and prairies, rocky balds, dry subalpine meadows, and dry coniferous forest openings.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Shrub; stems trailing across ground, less than 2 dm tall.
Alternate, 1-3 cm long, dark green, leathery, rounded at tip.
Light pink urn-shaped flowers in small clusters near tips of stems.
Bright red round berries 7-10 mm in diameter.
Low spreading shrub; leaves rounded at tip and about 2 cm. long; berries red rather than brown. Compare to A. nevadensis.