Taxon  Report   3755    
Gaultheria shallon  Pursh
Gaultheria shallon
© 2018 Abbot Chambers
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Gaultheria shallon
© 2014 John Doyen
Gaultheria shallon
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Gaultheria shallon, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Gaultheria shallon
© 2018 Saskia Raether
Genus: Gaultheria
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Gaultheria shallon
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Salal Recipes (Wild Foods and Medicines):  Gather berries when they are deep blue, plump and tasty. The easiest way to harvest is to pull the entire pink stem of berries off, .... Pop the berries off by pinching them with your thumb and pointer finger ...

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).