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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Myrica heterophylla Common Name Bayberry
Family MYRICACEAE Acronym BABE
Description

Shrub or small tree with leaves alternate, elliptic, glandular dotted only below, leaves apically toothed, slightly hairy, aromatic, leaves to 12 cm in length and 3 cm broad; twigs hairy; flowers March-May; fruit wax coated, warty, 2-4.5 mm.