Epigaea





EPIGAEA REPENS.--Ground Laurel, or New England Mayflower. Northern

United States, 1736. This is, perhaps, in so far as stature is

concerned, hardly worthy of a place in our list, yet it is such a

pretty and useful shrub, though rarely rising more than 6 inches from

the ground, that we cannot well pass it over. For planting beneath Pine

or other trees, where it can spread about at will, this prostrate shrub

is most at home. There it enlivens the spot with its pretty evergreen

foliage, and sweet-scented, white or pinky flowers. It is quite hardy.





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