Color, pale greenish yellow. Leaves, thin, downy beneath when young, on somewhat hairy, short petioles, opposite, oblong or ovate, fringed around the margins. Calyx, with very short teeth. Corolla, funnel-form, with a slight, spurlike swelling at base, 3/4 of an inch long, with 5 nearly equal lobes. Stamens, 5. Fruit, not united, of 2 separate, bright red berries. April to June.
Erect, 3 to 5 inches high. In cold, moist woods from Pennsylvania to Michigan, Wisconsin, and northward.