Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is the most common shrub in the  areas behind the ocean dunes and protected from salt spray. It is an evergreen whose berries are eaten by tree swallows and myrtle warblers, and that provides cover for small rodents and rabbits.

Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle)

Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is the most common shrub in the areas behind the ocean dunes and protected from salt spray. It is an evergreen whose berries are eaten by tree swallows and myrtle warblers, and that provides cover for small rodents and rabbits.

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Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2012-01-01
AlbumFlora > Trees/Shrubs/Vines
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Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
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