Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


964

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon in NC

Look for it on 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, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morella pensylvanica   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 052-03-002:
Myrica pensylvanica   FAMILY Myricaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Myrica pensylvanica

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Bayberry