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Bayberry

Morella spp.

Also known as

Candleberry

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A photo of Bayberry
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Overview

Genus containing around 30 recognised species of deciduous tree and shrubs from the family Myricaceae, with some evergreen species. Found across Africa, Asia, Europe and both North and South America, this genus is also known as bayberry and candleberry. Flowers are produced in catkins, leading on to small drupes, with waxy coatings.