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Taxon  Report  
Myrica californica  Cham. & Schltdl.

(not an active name)

California wax myrtle,   Pacific waxmyrtle,   Wax myrtle
Myrica californica is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Genus: Myrica
Family: Myricaceae  
Category: dicot  

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSMorella californica
More information about  Myrica californica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (MOCA6)

BONAP Distribution Map


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 08/13/2022).