Common name: Salal. Plant is a persistent shrub with woody stems. Flowers are pinkish white, and strongly gamopetalous. Simple leaves with pinnate veination.
More prevalent on the south facing side of Storm King trail where the Pacific Madrones were growing.
Very common in the Pacific Northwest, this ground barren shrub has zig-zag branches with big, thick, leathery leaves that are not serrated. It has distinct, white, bell-shaped flowers. This shrub is also known to grow in patches and can rarely be found on its own.
Transitional pygmy coniferous forest - salal
Near Arch Hall on UW Campus
Shrub. Large, waxy, entire leaves