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Myrica gale

Myrica gale L.

Gale palustris A. Chev.

Myrica gale L. var. subarctica Rouss.

Myrica gale L. var. subglabra (A. Chev) Fernald

Myrica gale L. var. tomentosa C. DC.

Sweet Gale

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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”
Speciesgale

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Myrica gale description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jun 2010.

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Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

9/20/2009 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

8/27/2010 · Beaver Brook Association Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

9/20/2009 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

9/20/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm)

Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

9/28/2013 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia Naitonal Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 8 × 6" (20 × 14 cm)

Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

9/20/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

9/28/2013 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia Naitonal Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Myrica gale (Sweet Gale)

9/20/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

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