Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Trailing Arbutus

Trailing Arbutus

Epigaea repens

The state flower of Massachusetts, the Trailing Arbutus grows in acid soils in most of New England. Its tiny, waxy-pink flowers appear in early Spring, in the midst of its evergreen, rough-textured leaves. Protected in Rhode Island, it grows best where the forest floor is covered with decaying leaves that provide mycorrhizal fungi.


Home
RI Wildflower Photographs