Myricaceae - bayberry family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 4 April 2017)

Myricaceae - bayberry family

Mount Desert Island is home to 3 species in 3 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Comptonia (1 species)
      Comptonia peregrina - sweet-fern (common [see note 1 at bottom of page])
   Morella (1 species)
      Morella caroliniensis - small bayberry (common)
   Myrica (1 species)
      Myrica gale - sweet gale (common)

Comptonia (sweet-fern)
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Comptonia peregrina (sweet-fern) - [information to be added]

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Morella (bayberry)
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Morella caroliniensis (small bayberry) - [information to be added]

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Myrica (sweet gale)
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Myrica gale (sweet gale) - [information to be added]

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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.