Plant Profile

Epigaea repens: Trailing Arbutus

Family: Heath

Location: Holliday Lake State Park: Lakeshore Trail; Twin Lakes State Park

Bloom Period: April

Habitat: Rocky woods, sandy, acidic soil

Interesting Facts:

  • Only two species of Epigaea in world; the other is in Japan.
  • Used by Native Americans to treat kidney ailments.
  • Blooms pink to white and fragrant.