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.
Predominant understory shrub in the coniferous forests of TESC. Leathery leaves, no fruit or flower...yet
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.
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.
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.
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.
Found by longhouse with very small weeds growing around it. The leaves were alternate and leathery. Had shine to them.
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.
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.
leathery and thick leaves with alternating branches. No lobes on leaf. Tiny teeth with wavy margin. Has strong central vein.
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