Myrica cerifera from John, SC

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It is growing all throughout a wooded bushy area next to a freshwater lagoon in Hilton Head
It can get pretty large and woody and spreads with runners under the pine straw. Not sure if it flowers.

Hi John,

this is a common native shrub in the coastal plain, known as wax myrtle, Myrica cerifera. The plant generally has a pleasant sweet resinous aroma when bruised.


Steven Hill, Ph.D., Botanist  SCNPS

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