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    • Shallon
    • Salal
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    • Gaultheria shallon

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What

Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

irenemoore

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

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.

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What

Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

vivalabotany

Date

October 13, 2014 04:36 PM PDT

Description

Predominant understory shrub in the coniferous forests of TESC. Leathery leaves, no fruit or flower...yet

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What

Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

sgadber

Date

October 10, 2014

Description

Leaves are alternating, oval, thick, shiny, dark green. Shrub with varying heights, this individual around 1m tall. No flowers or berries seen due to time of year. Grows in understory of old growth woods all over the Pacific Northwest.

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What

Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

donny2341

Date

October 9, 2014 01:48 PM PDT

Description

Observed in the Evergreen forest. Identifying characteristics include thick leathery leaves that are evergreen colored. Leaves are between 5-10 cm long and are finely toothed. Most commonly found at medium elevations in coniferous forests out tot he seashore.

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What

Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

hawnzd

Date

October 21, 2014

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

hammett2

Date

October 19, 2014

Description

0.2-5 m tall, with hairy branched stems. Alternate leaves, evergreen, leathery, thick, shiny, egg-shaped, 5-10 cm long, sharply and fine toothed. In the Ericaceae family.

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What

Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Gaultheria shallon

Date

October 19, 2014 12:44 PM PDT

Description

Thick patches along the trail. Alternate, oval, thick, leathery leaves with a small point on the tip. Varying size, 3-7 inches, with some being slightly wavy. Finely serrated margins. Flowers are small white urn shaped flowers that form in a row at the end of the branch. The branches are a reddish color and are covered in very small hairs.

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

water

Date

October 13, 2014 03:18 PM PDT

Description

Found by longhouse with very small weeds growing around it. The leaves were alternate and leathery. Had shine to them.

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What

Salal (Gaultheria shallon) Gaultheria shallon

Observer

carpenterkf

Date

October 14, 2014 05:12 PM PDT

Description

Along the path from the Longhouse to Lot B, surrounded by many other varieties of plant, including some blackberry? Green leathery leaves with reddish orange petiole. No flowers or berries visible.

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What

Salal Gaultheria shallon

Observer

sageferd

Date

October 14, 2014 02:09 PM PDT

Description

This shrub has rich green leaves. Leaves are very thick leathery and broad. They are alternating on the stem. Leaves are sharp toothed and have small hairs on them. There are buds along the stem and there are many hairs along the stem too. They produce a dark purple berry and pink and white flowers. The leaves have very detailed vivid veins.

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ericacronin13

Date

October 13, 2014 03:14 PM MDT

Description

leathery and thick leaves with alternating branches. No lobes on leaf. Tiny teeth with wavy margin. Has strong central vein.

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caoimheanne

Date

October 13, 2014 09:39 AM PDT

Description

common name is Salal
leaves are 7-10 cm long, 4-6 cm wide and deep green color. leathery/tough texture. "egg shaped"
flowers are 5-10 mm long and wide. light pinkish/white color. small pink leaves at base of each flower. slightly hairy texture.
stems are reddish green and quite sturdy

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Description from Wikipedia

Gaultheria shallon is a leathery-leaved shrub in the heather family (Ericaceae), native to western North America. In English, it is known as salal, shallon, or simply Gaultheria in Britain.

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