Sweet gale (Myrica gale)

Myrica gale

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Myrica gale is a species of flowering plant in the genus Myrica, native to northern and western Europe and parts of northern North America. Common names include bog-myrtle and sweetgale. It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1–2 m tall. The leaves are spirally arranged, simple, 2–5 cm long, oblanceolate with a tapered base and broader tip, and a crinkled or finely toothed margin. The flowers are catkins, with male and female catkins on separate plants (dioecious).

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  1. (c) clarisacurtis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/10898198
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrica_gale

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