Thick leaves, great for under story.
Thick green leaves with a leathery texture.
Salam is in the family Ericaceae. Leathery green leaves arranged in opposite arrangement. Simple in structure in an elliptic shape. One main rib with veins. Plant was about 1 meter in height. Found in wooded area with Douglas fir and native blackberry vines.
Thick carpets growing in sandy soil beneath Douglas fir
Common name: Salal
Family name: Ericaceae
Found: Native plant demonstration garden
Shrubby with leathery simple leaves with pointed tip
flowers as seen are pale pink
black- purple berries not visible
leaves: alternate, green, leathery, thick, shiny, egg shaped, 5-10cm long, sharply and finely toothed
spreads by layering
Plant did not have any berries on it. Leaves were oval shaped and very waxy looking as well as it felt very slick. Plant was no more than 2 meters in heighth
The salal is a creeping plant that have layers that range from 0.2-5m tall with leaves that appear evergreen, leathery and alternate as well as thick shiny and egg shaped. They are finely toothed and sharp and range 5-10cm long. The fruits of the salal are using reddish-blue or dark purple and are fleshy sepals that are 6-10mm broad and edible. The flowers are white or pinkish, 7-10mm long, 5-15 of them at the end with bending stalks in one direction. Salals are usually found at the bottom of forest foliage.
The salal are in the family Ericaceae and are eudicots.
Gaultheria shallon, or Salal, is a durable shrub, native to western North America. It has thick and leathery simple leaves with tiny serrated edges if you look closely. The upper side of the leaves are a dark green and are waxy and glossy from a thick cuticle. Underneath they are a duller, papery pastel green. They are arranged alternately about the branches. It is commonly seen in the under story of larger trees like this Hemlock. Maples surround the Salal shrub also.