Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Epigaea repens L. image
Photographer: John Kohout           

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Caroline A. Creevey

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman
Family Ericaceae
Epigaea repens L.
trailing-arbutus
Epigaea: Greek epi for "upon" and ge for "the earth" referring to trailing growth
repens: having creeping and rooting stems
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Status: Native
Plant: trailing/creeping, perennial, 1"-3" tall shrub; stems branching
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, funnel-shaped, fragrant, tube 1/3"-1/2" long with a very hairy throat, 2 oval bracts almost as long as the sepals; tube 1/3"-1/2" long with a very hairy throat; inflorescence a dense, short, terminal spike; blooms Mar.-May
Fruit:fleshy, round, berry-like, pulpy, white inside
Leaf:evergreen, leathery, alternate, oval to oblong with a rounded to heart-shaped base, stalk hairy and half as long as the leaf
Habitat: moist; bogs, forests; in sandy, rocky, acidic soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Epigaea repens L. var. glabrifolia Fernald

         
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