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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Two wax myrtle plants infested with lobate lac scale were selected for simulated frost treatment and one as a control.
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.
Meanwhile, the retiring yellow and green females weave fine grasses into high-walled cup nests, usually in wax myrtle and other shrubs, low trees such as a red cedar or pine, or in vine tangles or Spanish moss.