Gaultheria shallon
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: t’eqe’
  • Description: Evergreen shrub with large, waxy leaves, up to 1.5m tall. Fuzzy white-pink bell-shaped flowers are followed by dark blue berries.
  • Habitat: Widespread, usually in coniferous forests on acidic soils.
  • Harvest: Clusters of dark blue berries ripen in mid-to-late summer.
  • Edibility: Berries are delicious raw, dried, baked, or in jams and jellies.
  • Fun Fact: The stems and leaves are used in floral arrangements. Among our most productive, delicious, and underappreciated native plants and foods.

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