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by Bill on May 26, 2004 04:58 PM
Trapper's Tea (Ledum glandulosum) is a relative of the Rhododendron, native to the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.
It is usually found in boggy areas or at the edge of small streams. It should be grown in shade or areas of morning sun. Ledum is extremely hardy (USDA zones 2-8)
This small shrub (2-4 ft.) produces clusters of small, slightly aromatic white flowers in late Spring to early Summer.


Salal (Gaultheria shallon) is low growing shrub (2-8 ft.) which is native to most of the west coast, ranging from British Columbia to southern California. It prefers partial shade and well draining, acidic soil. Salal is hardy in USDA zones 5-9.
Salal is non-toxic, the foliage is dark green and leathery. The spikes of pretty pink flowers are produced in the Spring and form dark purple berries for the birds to eat in the Fall and Winter months.
Salal berries can be used to make jellies.
Salal is a deer resistant plant

Pink Corydalis (Corydalis sempervivens) is a Spring flowering annual (sometimes biennial) which is native to western Washington and southwestern British Columbia.
This 2 ft. tall prefers moist, shaded areas but is occasionally found growing on a rocky hillside.
Pink Corydalis self seeds readily, but does not become invasive.


 - These are Cedar Hill wildflowers!
by loz on May 27, 2004 06:41 AM
These wildflowers are great!!! I've never heard of any of them before--see you really do learn something new everyday!!! [Wink]

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