Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1944

Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, relatively moist to extremely dry sites in sandhills (under Quercus laevis and Q. geminata), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen (usually)
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Waxy gray
Drupaceous

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Morella pumila   FAMILY Myricaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella cerifera   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 052-03-001b:
Myrica cerifera var. pumila   FAMILY Myricaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Myrica cerifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Wax Myrtle, Dwarf Bayberry