Epigaea repens L. - Trailing arbutus
Family - Ericaceae
Flowering - February - May.
Habitat - Sandy and rocky xeric woodlands.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species can be found mainly in the northern half of Alabama. The plant can be indentified by its hispid, creeping stems, alternate, rounded leaves, and whitish-pink flowers. The plant is often ovelooked.
Photographs taken at Moss Creek Preserve, Hoover, AL., 3-11-06.