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Myrica cerifera

 

Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Southern Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Bayberry Tree, Tallow Shrub

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFagalesBirch, she-oak, beech, walnut, bayberry, others
FamilyMyricaceaeBayberry (sweet gale) family
GenusMyricaFrom the Greek μυρικη (myrike), “fragrance”
SpeciesceriferaWax-bearing

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Myrica cerifera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Jun 2017.

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Myrica cerifera (Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Southern Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Bayberry Tree, Tallow Shrub)

7/3/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt

Myrica cerifera (Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Southern Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Bayberry Tree, Tallow Shrub)

4/15/2015 · Kirby S. Storter Park, FL
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 12 cm)

Myrica cerifera (Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Southern Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Bayberry Tree, Tallow Shrub)

4/15/2015 · Kirby S. Storter Park, FL
≈ 24 × 16" (59 × 39 cm)

Myrica cerifera (Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Southern Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Bayberry Tree, Tallow Shrub)

4/15/2015 · Kirby S. Storter Park, FL
≈ 7 × 4½" (16 × 11 cm)