Definition of trailing arbutus in English:

trailing arbutus

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  • A creeping North American plant of the heather family, with leathery evergreen leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers. Also called mayflower.
    • Epigaea repens, family Ericaceae
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    • Other species include trailing arbutus, bearberry, wintergreen, inkberry, sweet fern, flowering pixie moss, and cowwheat.
    • Armed with a wildflower guidebook from the farm's library, I identify everything from pipsissewa to trailing arbutus.
    • Read also about how to help preserve the trailing arbutus in its southern Indiana habitat.

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