Color, greenish yellow. A smooth plant, 1 to 8 feet high, the stem rather slender, bearing leaves and flowers above, naked below. Peduncles, 2 to 8-flowered, jointed below the flowers, all from a creeping, broad rootstock. Flowers, elongated, bell-shaped, in pairs, hanging from the stem below the leaves, producing blue-black berries in September. Leaves, clasping or sessile, many-nerved, broad, acute or rounded at apex. May to July.
In moist woods or on river-banks, Rhode Island to Georgia. Not so common as the preceding species.