the plant grows in a decidous wood, now up to 2m tall
found in Tun.Wells, Kent on 4.june
thanx for any help with ID
So it seems to be Gaultheria shallon, North America native plant can any1 confirm plse?
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you are correct in your id of Gaultheria shallon. It can get quite invasive, unfortunately...
thanks Jen for confirming..it also resembles Fallopia jap.in some way to me
The leaves and stems do have something of the Fallopia japonica about them, the fused petals of the bell shaped flowers of Gaultheria are typical Ericaceae though. Very nice pic of the flowers btw...
thanks Jen..I´m quite happy about the flowers picture as was shooting it without a tripod and it isn´t too blurry (only have a small one for mushrooms and small stuff)
Good luck/have a nice finds..
Hi so sorry to disturb you.I have only just joined this site.I have noticed that you have Salal or Gaultieri Shallon growing near you.
I am a keeper of many types of stick insects.One particular type seems to only thrive on these leaves and I cannot find it anywhere.I live in folkestone Kent.
I may be able to get one form nursery but these have probably been sprayed with insecticides which is no good for obvious reasons.
Is there any way you can send some of this plant to.Of course i will pay for postage and your time.
Look forward to hearing from you.Sorry for the essay.
All the best
well, it probably isn´t endangered species as it came from America, so I´ll keep it on mind nxt time will try to take one if possible..I roughly remember where I found it.. Will let U know if succesfull with that, but cannot guarantee if the plant will establish...will see
Btw, what sort of insect specifically thrives on it?
I was once around but wasn´t lucky to find the exact place :/
Will keep it in my mind, probably in spring will visit the wood again..