Epigaea repens /Heath Family
April 10, 2005
These pale pink flowers have a delicate, sweet fragrance. They bloom very early. The flowers often bloom beneath the leathery, evergreen leaves. Like many other members of the Heath family they grow in acidic soil. I made a special trip to Piney Falls State Natural Area in early April to find these in bloom.
Where seen:Frozen Head SP, Piney Falls SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Big South Fork NRRA