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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Morella pensylvanica   FAMILY Myricaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella pensylvanica   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Myrica pensylvanica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 052-03-002:
Myrica pensylvanica   FAMILY Myricaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Bayberry


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image of Morella pensylvanica, Northern Bayberry

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_m_pensylvanica_0033

October    Currituck County    NC

Leaves coriaceous, tardily deciduous, often revolute, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Morella pensylvanica, Northern Bayberry

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_m_pensylvanica_0034

October    Currituck County    NC

Fruit 4-6(7)mm diam, frt wall & warty protuberances densely hirsute when young, per Weakley's Flora.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella pensylvanica   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Myrica pensylvanica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 052-03-002:
Myrica pensylvanica   FAMILY Myricaceae

 

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964

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to North Carolina

Habitat: dunes, sometimes even on the foredune and stoloniferously colonizing the upper beach, more typically behind the foredune on secondary dunes and sandy flats, often growing intermixed with Morella cerifera, but able to occupy drier sites higher on the dunes, from VA north, also ranging inland in sandy situations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Tardily deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Sepals absent
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Flowers in catkins

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Waxy gray
Drupe-like

 

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