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Sweet Gale

Myrica gale


Small little shrub with fragrant leaves, a little reminiscent of bay. They had little cones/catkins forming at the center of the branch tips. The stems are woody and the leaves are mostly round with some small teeth at the tips.


Grassy area right above a cliff overlooking the ocean.


I had never seen this plant on the island before, and then once I did I saw it again just a week later on a beach.

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Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.82, Long: -152.40

Spotted on Oct 7, 2019
Submitted on Nov 7, 2019

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