Myrica cerifera

Southern bayberry, wax myrtle

Native to Florida

Species Overview

Myrica cerifera is commonly found in hammocks, swamps, cypress domes, flatwoods, upland mixed forests, and fresh to slightly brackish marshes throughout Florida. Southern bayberry blooms from spring to fall (Wunderlin, 2003).

View the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.

For brief control information, see Efficacy of Herbicide Active Ingredients Against Aquatic Weeds by K. Langeland, M. Netherland, and W. Haller.

Species Characteristics