Bayberry/Wax Myrtle

Bayberry/ Wax Myrtle, Myrica cerifera

The aromatic, evergreen leaves of Wax Myrtle may be 4-10 cm long and are often toothed toward the apex. The wax covered white berries, 2-3 mm in diameter, are the source of the fragrant Bayberry wax used in colonial times, and still today, by candle makers. (Florida Wildflowers and Roadside Plants, 1982)
The Wax Myrtle berries are also a primary food source for migratory birds to include the Myrtle Warbler.

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