wax myrtle


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wax myrtle:

see bayberrybayberry,
common name for the Myricaceae, a family of trees and shrubs with aromatic foliage, found chiefly in temperate and subtropical regions. The waxy gray "berries" of the North American wild or cultivated bayberry shrubs (chiefly Myrica cerifera
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wax myrtle

wax myrtle

Shrubby tree up to 30ft (10m) with waxy pointy leaves. Stays green year round. The tiny fruits are seeds with light-colored wax, often used to make candles. Ironically, the wax isn’t really edible, but the leaves, roots and bark are quite useful for gas, bowel and liver problems, ulcers, colds, illness, astringent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, antibacterial, immune booster.
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Observations were not made in Jun 2006 on wax myrtle at Site 1 (FLREC).
Other hedge plants for backyard retreats include Mexican orange (Choisya ternata), Pacific wax myrtle (Myrica californica), Pittosporum tobira, and strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo).
Both Pacific wax myrtle (Myrica californica) and California bay (Umbellularia californica) are evergreens that can be trained into gigantic 20-foot-tall hedges or even larger trees.
In the northeastern part of the area is a sand ridge supporting turkey oak, sand live oak, wax myrtle, Chapman oak, and longleaf pine.
On the dusty ground, surrounded by wax myrtle and buckthorn, the bird truly looks hand-painted--a clashing patchwork of color only the most audacious artist would brush.
They provide the kind of berries and buds that bluebirds seek, and they are more common than one might think, including varieties of hollies, Pyracantha, common juniper, Serviceberries, Sumacs, Viburnums, and wax myrtle.