Trailing Arbutus – Epigea repens
Trailing arbutus is a locally rare plant, though it is common in other Midwestern states. Arbutus grows on steep hillsides to avoid being buried by leaf litter. It is an evergreen plant that has broad oval-shaped leaves and grows, as the name suggests, as a vine along the ground. It has a long history with IU and is the schools official flower. See the Arbutus page for more details.