Sand Myrtle (leiophyllum buxifolium)

This sand myrtle grows in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where my grandfather had a blueberry farm. Bob collected it in the wild and grew it in the Springfield, NJ garden, and brought a specimen out to Enumclaw when they moved in 1961. A related form grows in his boyhood home of the Great Smokie Mountains of North Carolina.