The New International Encyclopædia/Arbutus, Trailing

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ARBUTUS, Trailing (Epigæa repens). A prostrate or trailing plant, called Mayflower in New England and Ground Laurel in the Southern States, with evergreen leaves, rusty, bristly shoots, and axillary clusters of fragrant, rose-colored or white flowers, opening in early spring; found in sandy or rocky soil, especially in the shade of pines. It grows from Canada to Texas, but is particularly abundant in New England, the Middle and South Atlantic States, as well as in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.