Meaning of trailing arbutus in English:

trailing arbutus


  • A creeping North American plant of the heather family, with leathery evergreen leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers.

    Also called mayflower

    Epigaea repens, family Ericaceae

    ‘Other species include trailing arbutus, bearberry, wintergreen, inkberry, sweet fern, flowering pixie moss, and cowwheat.’
    • ‘Armed with a wildflower guidebook from the farm's library, I identify everything from pipsissewa to trailing arbutus.’
    • ‘Read also about how to help preserve the trailing arbutus in its southern Indiana habitat.’
    • ‘Indians used the trailing arbutus as an astringent.’
    • ‘This trailing arbutus, when found in the southern states is called the ground laurel.’
    • ‘Botanists continue to search parklands such as this one, hoping that the leaves of larger plants hide the small trailing arbutus.’