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Plant Details

Morella pumila

Dwarf Wax-myrtle, Dwarf bayberry

Scientific Name:

Morella pumila

Common Name:

Dwarf Wax-myrtle, Dwarf bayberry

Plant Family

Myricaceae (Bayberry Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub / Tree

Size in Feet:

under 3'

Bloom Time:

April

Bloom Area:

Coast

Notes:

There is some disagreement that M. pumila is a separate species from M. ceriffera but Weakley's Flora (2011 draft) gives M. pumila species status.

Dwarf Wax-myrtle patch

Here it grows as a low, stoloniferous shrub at Carolina Beach State Park.

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Paynter, 2011

Leaves

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Buds

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