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Gaultheria myrsinites, Gaultheria procumbens, Gaultheria shallon.

Gaultheria myrsinites Hook. Ericaceae.

Northern California and Oregon. The fruit is scarlet, aromatic, and is said to be delicious.

Gaultheria procumbens Linn. Checker Berry. Tea Berry. Wintergreen.

Northeastern America. The berries are often offered for sale in the markets of Boston; they are pleasantly aromatic and are relished by children. The oil is used for flavoring. The leaves are made into a tea by the Indians of Maine.

Gaultheria shallon Pursh. Salal.

Northwest Pacific Coast. The aromatic, acid berries are rather agreeable to the taste. The fruit is much esteemed by the Indians of the northwest coast and is dried and eaten in winter.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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