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Salal

Gaultheria shallon



First Noted by Expedition
January 20, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
A shrublike plant with spreading or erect, hairy stems, often in large dense patches, and whitish to pale pink, urn-shaped flowers. Corolla 0.4 in (1 cm) long. Fruit is a dark purple berry, 0.3-0.5 in (0.8-1.3 cm) wide.
 

Habitat
Woods and brush.
 

Range
Alaska and British Columbia south to southern California.
 

Note
The berries are a source of food for wildlife and were once also eaten by coastal Native Americans.

Species information from enature.com
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