Sep. 19, 2020

evergreen bayberry, Morella caroliniensis

You might see evergreen bayberry lumped with northern bayberry as M. pensylvanica. Or both lumped into Myrica instead of split to Morella. Do you care? They're both still bayberry, with that delightful fragrant wax on their berries. If you're one of the rare ones who has not experienced bayberry candles, rush right to the closest source. Even if they are created by chemists these days. Bayberry was also used in the past to treat many ailments, and as a toothpaste or powder ingredient. Evergreen or southern bayberry bushes grow in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD(E), MS, NC, NJ, PA, SC, TN, and VA. Collier Co FL, 1/25/13. Bayberry family, Myricaceae.