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Wax Myrtle

Myrica cerifera


Medium to large shrub with approx 1 inch leaves. This shrub bears red berries in winter that can be melted into wax. The leaves of this shrub, when rubbed on skin, can be used as mosquito repellant.


Leaves can be used as insect repellant. Berries can be melted into wax.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 9, 2012

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