Wax Myrtle : Morella californica
Pacific wax myrtle is planted as an ornamental shrub for the showy berries and dense, shiny evergreen foliage.
The fruit is eaten in small quantities by myrtle warblers and many other birds. The waxy covering of the fruit apparently is not used; colonists extracted the wax from related Eastern bayberries or Wax myrtles (Morella cerifera) in boiling water and made fragrant-burning candles.
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