Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
Trailing Arbutus, Mayflower
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JK Marlow jkm0503a_11
March Greenville County SC
Paris Mountain State Park
The ovate leathery dull-green leaves are blunt-tipped, per Describing Botanical Architecture. Chinquapin (Ellison, 2012).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_epigaea_repens_2
The small clusters of fragrant flowers are often concealed under the leaves, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.
JK Marlow jkm190704_9746
July Jackson County NC
Ovate to oblong, leathery leaves on creeping reddish-brown stems , per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.