[The Heath Family West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Salals and Wintergreens West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

The Genus Gaultheria

(Synonyms: Gaultheria myrsinites, Vaccinium humifusum)

Alpine Spicy Wintergreen: Gaultheria humifusa

Alpine Spicy Wintergreen, Alpine Wintergreen, Matted Wintergreen, Western Wintergreen: Gaultheria humifusa (Synonyms: Gaultheria myrsinites, Vaccinium humifusum)-

Slender Wintergreen, Oregon Wintergreen, Western Teaberry: Gaultheria ovatifolia -

Salal: Gaultheria shallon - Shrubs to four or five feet. Leaves evergreen, alternate and leathery in texture. Flowers light pink, with petals fused to form a bell. Stems look sticky/hairy. Berries dark blue or black.

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