Date Photo Taken: Feb. 11, 2012
Location: Havana Jct., AL
Posted By: buck
This is a shrub that is growing at my family home here in west central Alabama. It was also growing at my mother’s home (both ante-bellum homes) which leads me to believe that it is possibly an old shrub that is not commonly available. I have searched all the books I have, and I have asked my friends who are into plants.
This plant, a winter bloomer, is currently in bloom (Feb. 11, 2012. The flower is about the size of a half dollar or a little larger. The leaves are in groups of three. It is an evergreen shrub, and is really quite pretty. I cannot detect any fragrance to the flower.
The plant has the habit of rooting whenever a limb comes in contact with the ground. It is not a clinging vine, but more of a mounding shrub.
I would appreciate any help you could provide.