Ericaceae

Arbutus menziesii

Arbutus menziesii

Arbutus menziesii , or Pacific Madrone, is a large shrub or tree standing 6 to 30m tall, making it the largest member of the Ericaceae plant family. The bark is smooth and chartreuse in color when young, turning brownish red and peeling with age exposing...
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi is a trailing, prostrate shrub of the Ericaceae plant family, reaching between 5 and 15 cm in height. Each reddish brown branch is covered in a flaky epidermis reaching 50 to 100 cm long, frequently rooting along the way. Spatulate,...
Gaultheria shallon

Gaultheria shallon

Gaultheria shallon , commonly known as salal or wintergreen, is found in moist wooded areas, creating a dense ground cover up to 1m high. On the immediate coast, a thicket of salal can form up to 2m high. The oval leaves are evergreen, leathery and extend...

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