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Shallon

Gaultheria shallon

Plant Data

Order:
Ericales
Family:
Ericaceae (Heath)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Small pale pink to white clusters of bell-shaped flowers.
Fruit:
Purplish-black berries. 1cm in diameter.
Leaves:
An evergreen shrub. Dark green, oval and leathery leaves, up to 4 inches long. The simple leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. Serrated leaf margins.
Maximum Size:
125cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The berries can be eaten, raw or cooked. Tea can be made out of the leaves.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Checkerberry, Gaultheria, Lemon Leaf, Oregon Wintergreen, Salal.
Habitats:
Bogs, heathland, scrub, woodland.