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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Morella cerifera

Morella cerifera (L.) Small

Wax Myrtle , Southern Wax Myrtle, Southern Bayberry, Eastern Bayberry, Bayberry, Candleberry, Tallow Shrub

Myricaceae (Bayberry Family)
USDA Symbol: MOCE2

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-MLE-40

Field Data Form:
Collection Date: 2010-10-02
Accession Number: LBJWC-MLE-40
Collection Number: MLE-40
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M., Chapmann, S., Hallowell, T., Hallowell, J.

Location Data

Country: US
State: Texas
County: Tyler
Location: Railroad easement ca 50 yeards west of Highway 69 on the south side of County Road 1550.

Latitude: 30.580550
Longitude: -94.401950
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 134 FT
Elevation in M: 40

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Hydrolea ovata, Andropogon glomeratus, Chasmanthium latifolium, Paspalum floridanum, Bidens frondosa, Conoclinium coelestinum, Commelina erecta, Cyperus pseudovegetus, Cyrilla racemiflora, Ilex decidua, Juncus coriaceus, Jacquemontia tamnifolia, Magnolia virginiana, Saururus cernuus, Hyptis alata, Sarracenia alata
Geology: Sandstone
Soil Texture: Clay/silt mix, grayish brown

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: Some plants did not produce fruit. 50+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 70
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC:In field

Inventory Data

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