|Inhabiting gravelly soil in
rocky areas in montane forests, Epigaea asiatica, a
small evergreen shrub, branches out to crawl on the ground, rooting
and growing diagonally upwards to approximately 10cm in height.
Leaves, with short petioles, are of alternate phyllotaxis, leathery,
in an oval shape with pointed tips, blades measuring 4-10cm long,
and the margins have long coarse brown hairs along with them.
Flowers, light red, 3-6 in number, come in racemes set on the branch
ends; the corollas, each 1-1.5cm long, tubular, cleft in five at the
top, and bending backward. Bloom time: May-June.