Common Name: Salal (Chinook jargon word)
Gaultheria is named for Jean François Gaultier, an 18th century French Canadian botanist and physician; shallon is the First Nations name. Berries are edible and delicious. Salal was traditionally picked in late summer and eaten fresh or the berries were dried into cakes for winter. Used to thicken salmon eggs. It is very popular in the floral trade today.
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