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    • Shallon
    • Salal
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    • Gaultheria shallon

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salal Gaultheria shallon

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carolineasully

Date

October 28, 2014

Description

Thick leaves, great for under story.

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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aidanwalkero

Date

October 21, 2014

Description

Thick green leaves with a leathery texture.

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daninord

Date

November 17, 2014 12:41 PM PST

Description

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.

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salal Gaultheria shallon

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lilfae

Date

November 8, 2014 12:08 PM PST

Description

Thick carpets growing in sandy soil beneath Douglas fir

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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ivyilkay

Date

November 12, 2014 02:06 PM PST

Description

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

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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calahanak

Date

November 6, 2014

Place

Yesler Swamp (Google, OSM)

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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sheridanj47

Date

October 27, 2014 01:47 PM PDT

Description

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

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salal Gaultheria shallon

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wildmarin

Date

November 9, 2014 12:36 PM PST

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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jenniferroman

Date

November 7, 2014 12:56 PM PST

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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artger24

Date

October 25, 2014 12:21 PM PDT

Description

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.

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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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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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Salal Gaultheria shallon

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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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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.

No range data available.