Mountain Myrtle; Sand Myrtle
Leiophyllum buxifolium / Heath Family
Height: 8" - 20"
Height: to 1 foot
May 29, 2006
I was happy to see the whole side of the mountain at Charlie's Bunion in bloom with these pretty white flowers. Other places to see them include Myrtle Point at Mount Leconte and along the Alum Cave Trail. It can grow in the cracks of the slate mountaintop.