Epigaea repens (Mayflower)

Epigaea repens

Quick Facts:

    Common Names: mayflower, trailing arbutus
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb

Epigaea repens, or mayflower, is a member of the heath family native to the eastern half of the United States. Like many members of that family, it grows in acidic conditions; this plant needs very acidic soil to live, and it grows on slopes and in lightly shaded forests and bogs, in soil with those conditions.

In our yard, this grows in the Conifer Area.

Our growing score: 6

Other pictures of this plant:

               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit


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