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.
- 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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