OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Morella caroliniensis   FAMILY Myricaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella caroliniensis   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Myrica heterophylla

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 052-03-003:
Myrica heterophylla   FAMILY Myricaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Pocossin Bayberry, Evergreen Bayberry, Swamp Candleberry, Southern Bayberry


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image of Morella caroliniensis, Pocossin Bayberry, Evergreen Bayberry, Swamp Candleberry, Southern Bayberry

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_moca7_001_lvd

        

image of Morella caroliniensis, Pocossin Bayberry, Evergreen Bayberry, Swamp Candleberry, Southern Bayberry

JK Marlow    jkm110417_031

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Pistillate (female) catkins.

image of Morella caroliniensis, Pocossin Bayberry, Evergreen Bayberry, Swamp Candleberry, Southern Bayberry

JK Marlow    jkm110417_950

April    Cleburne County    AL

Mount Cheaha

Leaves larger than Wax Myrtle, with orange waxy glands on lower surfaces, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

image of Morella caroliniensis, Pocossin Bayberry, Evergreen Bayberry, Swamp Candleberry, Southern Bayberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmcarolinensis_fmnf1

May    Berkeley-Charleston Counties    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Morella caroliniensis   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella caroliniensis   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Myrica heterophylla

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 052-03-003:
Myrica heterophylla   FAMILY Myricaceae

 

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962

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: pocosins, wet savannas and pine flatwoods, sandhill seepage bogs, and other peaty or sandy-peaty wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
More or less evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown coated with white wax
Drupe-like

 

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