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trailing arbutus

(Encyclopedia) trailing arbutus,&sp;Mayflower, or ground laurel, one of the best-loved American wildflowers, said by Whittier to have been the first blossom seen on these shores by the Pilgrims (…

madroño

(Encyclopedia) madroño mdrn´y, tree or shrub (Arbutus menziesii) of the family Ericaceae (heath family), native to the Pacific coast of North America and Mexico. It has glossy evergreen leaves,…

mayflower

(Encyclopedia) mayflower, in botany, name for several spring-blooming plants. In England the hawthorn is called mayflower, or may; in North America the name is used for the trailing arbutus, the…

Robert L. EHRLICH, Jr., Congress, MD (1957)

EHRLICH Robert L., Jr. , a Representative from Maryland; born in Arbutus, Howard County, Md., November 25, 1957; B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., 1979; J.D., Wake Forest University…

John Gould Fletcher: Lincoln

LincolnJohn Gould FletcherILike a gaunt, scraggly pine Which lifts its head above the mournful sandhills; And patiently, through dull years of bitter silence, Untended and uncared for, starts…

heath

(Encyclopedia) heath, in botany, common name for some members of the Ericaceae, a family of chiefly evergreen shrubs with berry or capsule fruits. Plants of the heath family form the characteristic…