Epigaea repens becomes a creeping mat, commonly only 4-6 in. high. The broad, oval, leathery leaves are aromatic and evergreen. A trailing, evergreen plant with sweet-scented pink or white flowers in terminal and axillary clusters on hairy stems. Trumpet-shaped, white to pale pink flowers, also aromatic, are followed by a whitish berry, resembling a raspberry in appearance. For this favorite wildflower with an exquisite fragrance, one must search among the fallen leaves in early spring.
|Common Name:||Gravel plant, shadflower, ground laurel, mountain pink, winter pink|
|Botanical Name:||Epigaea repens|
|Native To:||North America|
|Bloom Time:||March to May|
|Soil:||lightly moist, but not soggy|
|Watering:||Thrice per day|