Sweet-gale Myrica gale
Family: Myricaceae (Wax-myrtle)
Sweet-gale is a small knee-high shrub found in open wet areas.
Like Northern Bayberry (though not as prolific) they also have
waxy resin dots on the leaves and stem, and some are visible here in
the full-sized images.
Flower buds of Sweet-gale
Leaf buds of Sweet-gale
Dead leaves are often retained at the top of the plant in the winter
A twig with the small fruits
A close-up of the nutlets
The bark of Sweet-gale
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