Calflora
Taxon  Report   3755    
Gaultheria shallon  Pursh
Salal
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.

Bloom Period
Family: ERICACEAE  
Genus: Gaultheria
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

 
More information about  Gaultheria shallon
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (GASH)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 22, 2019).