Flora of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Trailing Arbutus
Epigaea repens Dry woods
Ericaceae
Flowering Periodmid-April - May
(c) KBS
HabitatDry woods, margins of trails and roads
Height2 - 4 inches
DescriptionA prostrate plant, with a cluster of tubular flowers at the tip of the stem or in the axils of leaves. The corolla can be white or pink. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants.
LeavesThe leaves are ovate and hairy with a heart shaped base. New leaves emerge once flowering is finished.
DistributionA prostrate plant, with a cluster of tubular flowers at the tip of the stem or in the axils of leaves. The corolla can be white or pink. Male and female flowers are produced on separate plants.
NotesFemale plants often have vestigial anthers and male plants have non-functional female parts.