odorless bayberry Myricaceae Morella inodora
Leaf:Alternate, evergreen, simple, lacking a fragrant, spatulate, obovate or ovate in shape with a tapered base, 3 inches long, 3/4 inch wide, often toothed near the tip but may be entire, leaf edges often rolled under, dark green and waxy-shiny above, bright green and pubescent below, yellow resin dots on both surfaces.
Flower:Species is dioecious; both male and female flowers are small (1/2 inch), appearing as catkins in the leaf axils in spring, before the leaves.
Fruit:Round, warty, waxy drupes, 1/4 inch in diameter, black to dark brown, borne on long stalks, usually solitary.
Twig:Medium texture, green to reddish brown, covered in downy pubescence, wedge-shaped buds, round to shield-shaped leaf scar.
Bark:Thin and smooth, gray-brown to almost white.
Form:An upright shrub to 20 feet.