gaultheria, salal, wintergreen
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Gaultheria hispidulacreeping-snowberry
Distribution: Occurring in northeast Washsington; British Columbia east to Labrador, south into northern Idaho.
Habitat: Sphagnum bogs and deep coniferous woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-June
Growth Duration: perennial
Gaultheria humifusaalpine wintergreen
Distribution: In the Olympics and Cascades mountains of Washington; British Columbia south to northern California, east to the Rocky Mountains from Alberta to Colorado.
Habitat: Subalpine to alpine, usually where moist to wet.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Gaultheria ovatifoliawestern teaberry, slender wintergreen
Distribution: Chiefly in the Olympics and Cascades mountains in Washington, but also in the northeastern part of the State; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho and Montana.
Habitat: Forested areas from fairly dry Ponderosa pine to subalpine bogs.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Gaultheria shallonsalal
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California.
Habitat: Forest understory and edge marine headlands, from sea level to moderate elevation in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: perennial