is an evergreen shrub inhabiting sunny locations in subalpine zones.
Stems crawl on the ground, and upper portions extend obliquely
upward to 5-15cm, with long red-brown bristles. Leaves are
alternate, leathery, obovate to oval, 1.8-3.8cm long, 1.3-2cm wide,
with tips pointed, and margins with fine serrations. The leaves
tinge red in winter. Flowers, white, with long, 2-4cm long peduncles
with long red-brown bristles with glands, set themselves on branch
tips and axils; bractlets are 4-6 in number, broad oval, with the
same color as the peduncles. Corollas, bell-shaped, 6-8mm long,
white, slightly tinged red, face downward, with tips shallowly cleft
in five and bend toward the outside. Calyxes are bright red-brown,
and sepals are ovate, with sharp angles and long red-brown bristles.
Bloom time: May-July.