what would you say this is?

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stephenprudence

what would you say this is?

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:36 pm

I think I know what it is, but the story behind it makes me want to make sure..

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RozDevon

Re: what would you say this is?

Post by RozDevon » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:49 pm

Looks like salal, used in floristry.

stephenprudence

Re: what would you say this is?

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:58 pm

yes looks like you're right, not what I thought, but it looks like you're right. I found it on heathland near here, looks like someone might have discarded some flowers :wink:

Birmingham Chris

Re: what would you say this is?

Post by Birmingham Chris » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:38 pm

I'm going with some type of Skimmia......

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Re: what would you say this is?

Post by Conifers » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:36 am

Agree with Salal. It is naturalised (and invasive) in some parts of Britain, the seeds are dispersed by birds so can spread a long way. Heathland is the right habitat, too; like most other Ericaceae, it needs acid soil.

Alexander

Re: what would you say this is?

Post by Alexander » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:44 am

Gaultheria from Western Canada.

Alexander

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Re: what would you say this is?

Post by Conifers » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:48 am

Alexander wrote:Gaultheria from Western Canada.

Alexander
Same thing :wink: Salal is the English (originally Chinook native american) name for Gaultheria shallon

Alexander

Re: what would you say this is?

Post by Alexander » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:51 pm

Conifers wrote:
Alexander wrote:Gaultheria from Western Canada.

Alexander
Same thing :wink: Salal is the English (originally Chinook native american) name for Gaultheria shallon
I did not know that. Well G. shallon I new. But not that its an Indian name.

Alexander

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