Bushy shrub to ca 1 m; lvs oblong-obovate, 3-5 cm, obtuse, finely serrate, the gland near the sinus; fls in small leafy-bracted clusters; sep glandular on the margin; pet 5-7 mm; fr globose, dark red, 1 cm; 2n=32. Native of Eurasia, occasionally escaped from cult. in our range.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.