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Soopolallie Bush

Soopolallie also know as Soapberry is a 1-2 m high shrub, that loses its leaves in the fall, and grows in low to sub-alpine elevations in dry to moist open forests or clearings. The berries have been used widely by people of the First Nations for food, medicine and soap due to their positive properties as they are rich in vitamin C and Iron and are still used for trade between Native people.

It can be found in multiple different biogeoclimatic zones throughout the Chilcotin Ark. Especially the Interior Douglas Fir, Interior Cedar Hemlock, Montane Spruce and the Sub-boreal Spruce zone.