National Geographic : 1953 May
(3 national ieograpllc society S Fragrant, Delicate Trailing Arbutus Shyly Proclaims Spring Is Here Pilgrims named the plant Mayflower not for their ship but for the month it usually blooms. Epigaea repens is disappearing in many areas because pickers uproot it. Massachusetts claims Trailing Arbutus as her State flower. Maryland grew this specimen. 610 +4 Skunk Cabbage Rushes the Season, Sometimes Growing Out of Snow Skunk Cabbage takes its name from the odor re leased when the plant is bruised. In some parts of eastern United States Symplocarpus foetidus is the ear liest flower, blooming in January. Rock Creek Park, Washington, D. C., witnessed this emergence.