wax myrtle

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Related to wax myrtles: Myrica cerifera

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).
The aim of this project is to replant the damaged natural stands of longleaf pines, shortleaf pines, sand live oaks, wax myrtles, and dwarf sabal palm trees.
Mike planted a couple of wax myrtles in the northeast corner of the pool area when the house was new, but the trees have nearly outgrown their spot, leaving precious little room for lounging in the hammock positioned among the branches.