Myrica heterophylla Raf.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Myrica heterophylla Raf.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 2 [Myrica pensylvanica Mirb.]; lvs sometimes larger, to 12 × 5 cm, subpersistent, evergreen southward, generally eventually deciduous with us, punctate on the lower side only, sometimes virtually without eglandular hairs, the glands of the lower surface all shining and about alike; outer bud-scales usually ciliate-margined and hairy on the back, merely obtuse; ovary and fr nearly or quite without trichomes, the fr rarely more than 4 mm; fl in April or May with us, earlier southward; 2n=16. Swamps and moist, low ground on the coastal plain; N.J. to Fla., Ark., and Tex. (Morella h.; ? Myrica caroliniensis Mill.)

  • Common Names

    southern bayberry