Arbutus – Trailing

Epigaaea repens

Family Heath (Ericaceae)
Bloom Early Spring
Habitat Deciduous forest
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-4″
Flower Flowers are in round clusters 1-2″ wide. Individual flowers have 5 flaring petals clustered near the ground, often under leaves making them difficult to find.
Leaf Leaves are oval and leathery in texture. Color is dark green or olive. They are 1-3″ long alternating along a trailing woody stem.
Notes Stems are creeping along the ground with tiny brown hairs. the flowers and leaves are often hidden under fallen leaves.


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