Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Epigaea repens Linnaeus. Trailing Arbutus, Mayflower, Ground Laurel. Phen: Late Feb-early May; Apr-Jun. Hab: In a wide variety of acidic forests, xeric to mesic, sandy, rocky, and loamy. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) and QC west to MB, south to FL Panhandle, MS, and MN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, Fl5, FNA8, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Luteyn et al (1996); > Epigaea repens var. glabrifolia – F; > Epigaea repens var. repens – F

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