The trailing arbutus or may-flower of N. America, a plant with fragrant and beautiful blossoms, is Epiga repens, of the same nat.
Little girls were not allowed to invade the grove except in early spring for trailing arbutus.
She was literally a bower of trailing arbutus, as sprays of that spring flower were fastened all over her gown.
Over trellises ran the tiny morning-glory, with vetch and trailing arbutus.
She lifted a small cluster of trailing arbutus and gave it to David.
So, too, "mayflower" is more suggestive than "trailing arbutus," and that than Epigæa repens.
Hear me, daughter whose breath is as the perfume of the trailing arbutus and whose voice is like the voice of the lark.
Arbutus: trailing arbutus (Epigæa repens), sometimes called ground-laurel, and mayflower, fishflower (in New Jersey).
The trailing arbutus gave out delicate pink blossoms, and the south wind blew apart the petals of the anemone.
The trailing arbutus, the blueberry and the wintergreen are some of our native plants belonging to the same family.