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Scientific Name: Myrica gale
Pronunciation: MIR-i-ka GAY-lee
Common Name: bog myrtle, sweet gale
Family Name: Myricaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, 2-5 cm long, wider and toothed towards the apex; stipules absent.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - eastern, Europe, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic
Water Use: Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Native planting, Reclamation, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs
Additional Info: Google
bog myrtle, sweet gale
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green, whitish underneath
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Serrate
Additional Info: dotted above and below with bright yellow wax-glands, whitish underneath, fragrant when rubbed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Green-yellow, Brown
Flower Scent: Sweet
Flower Time at Peak: Mar, Apr

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Green-yellow, Yellow, Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep
Additional Info: Persistent

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Root nodules (N-fixing)

Propagation: Seed
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