Northern Bayberry


Kingdom:    Plantae
Order:    Fagales
Family:    Myricaceae
Genus:    Myrica
Species:    M. pensylvanica

One of the strangest looking plants on Pi for sure - Northern Bayberry is a short shrub that produces clusters of small blue-white hard waxy berries. During the Fall season the leaves dry up and turn brown. If you crush a few of the fallen leaves between your fingers and smell, you will be treated to one of Pi's most delightful aromatic treats. Look for it on Dead Pond & other sandy trails.