Photo Credit
Photo courtesy of NPS, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.

Salal

Scientific name
Gaultheria shallon
Plant Family
Salal forms dense thickets along coastal trails and is common in forest openings. Its leathery oval leaves and dark purple berries are distinctive. In spring, tiny white bell-shaped flowers adorn its branches.
Identification Hints

Salal forms dense thickets along coastal trails and is common in forest openings. Its leathery oval leaves and dark purple berries are distinctive. In spring, tiny white bell-shaped flowers adorn its branches.

Did You Know?

Salal is found primarily in the west coast states of Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska. It is commonly found in the understory of conifer forests. Salal is an important commercial evergreen product for the cut flower industry.

States
AK, CA, OR, WA