Wax Myrtle

Wax Myrtle (#14)

The wax coating on the fruit of this tree, known as Bayberry wax, has been traditionally used to make candles.  The foliage can be used by campers as insect repellent.  The fruit is an economically important crop in China, sold fresh, dried, canned, juiced, and for alcoholic beverages, and in Denmark for spicing beer and snaps.