Salisal? Please help
Susan J. Meades
sjmeades at sympatico.ca
Mon Dec 16 15:32:56 EST 1996
> Salisal is supposed to be a bushy shrub in the Pacifc Northwest, but I'm
> unable to find it in any of the botany books I have to hand.
> Can someone give me another common same or identify it?
I'm sure you mean salal: Gaultheria shallon, which is a shrub of coastal
BC. Salsola kali var. tenuifolia, Russian thistle, mentioned in another
article, is an annual herb, introduced from Eurasia. Check out Salal in:
"Plants of Coastal British Columbia", by J. Pojar & A. Mackinnon, 1994,
BC Ministry of Forests & Lone Pine Publishing. There are several areas
covered by Lone Pine field guides, all very good references.
Gaultheria shallon is also included in "Indicator Plants in Canadian
Forests", currently in final production and to be published by the end of
this fiscal year by the Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa.
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