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Bayberry Genus Details

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Bayberry used to be in the genus Myrica. These are evergreen or deciduous shrubs or small trees native to North America. The berries yield a wax which is used to scent candles and perfume. Bayberries have purple fruits. They can grow on dry, sterile soils and can withstand pruning or shearing.



Bayberry Allergy Info

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When abundant wind borne pollen is shed, Bayberry is named a prevalent inhalant allergen in Tampa, and many people are sensitive to the scent.

Bayberry Pollen Description

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No pollen description is currently available.

Species in This Genus

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Allergenicity Legend:
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Bayberry (Morella) is a genus of the MYRICACEAE family.
This genus includes the following allergenic species:

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Bayberry Genus Location

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The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States. Click the map to see a full scale version of these allergy areas.
  - Native, observed in a county
  - Introduced, observed in a county
  - Rarely observed

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