Plant Identification Database:
Myricaceae (Bayberry)
Order: Myricales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Myricaceae: LV: alternate, whole, o. leathery, glandular below, aromatic; FL: actinomorphic, o. spicate, u. erect, axillary, imperfect; FR: u. drupe, o. tuberculate, o. glaucous; ST: u. shrub; EC: alternate Whole o. leathery, glandular below, aromatic actinomorphic o. spicate, u. erect, axillary imperfect u. drupe, o. tuberculate o. glaucous; u. shrub Myricaceae: LV: alternate, whole, o. leathery, glandular below, aromatic; FL: actinomorphic, o. spicate, u. erect, axillary, imperfect; FR: u. drupe, o. tuberculate, o. glaucous; ST: u. shrub; EC:
Sweet-fern Comptonia peregrina Comptonia Alternate, Stipules Parted, Linear Entire; Revolute A: Acute; B: Acute >1" Indstingushable Brown Catkin, Drooping <1", Spring Nut (one-seeded w/bony, woody, leathery or papery wall encased in husk); Burr <1" Shrub, >1', Erect Fruit raw Forest Sweet-fern Comptonia peregrina
Wax myrtle Myrica cerifera Myrica Entire Catkin Spring Nut Shrub Coastal Wax myrtle Myrica cerifera
Sweet-gale Myrica gale Myrica Wetland; Riparian Sweet-gale Myrica gale
Bayberry; Candleberry Myrica pensylvanica Myrica Alternate, Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length) Whole, Oblanceolate Revolute; Entire A: Acute >1" Catkin Spring Nut White Shrub, >1' Coastal Bayberry Myrica pensylvanica Candleberry
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION