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Gaultheria ovatifolia

Gaultheria ovatifolia A. Gray

Western Teaberry

Ericaceae (Heath Family)


USDA Symbol: GAOV2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink


USA: CA , ID , MT , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Rocky Bluff

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Gaultheria ovatifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gaultheria ovatifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gaultheria ovatifolia


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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