- an evergreen shrub, Leiophyllum buxifolium, of the heath family, native to the eastern U.S., having simple, leathery leaves and clusters of white or pink flowers.
Origin of sand myrtle
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for sand myrtle
Historical Examples of sand myrtle
Sometimes the path would disappear from sight in masses of hudsonia and sand-myrtle.
The path ran into a tangle of sand-myrtle, with vivid little oval green leaves and feathery white, pink-centred blossoms.