Myrica gale

Sweet Gale

Northwest native deciduous shrub 3-4′ tall. Found along margins of bogs, estuaries, and lakes; leaves emit sweet scent when rubbed. Coppices quickly after disturbance, waxy fruits eaten by birds in winter. Tolerates salt spray in shoreline plantings.

Plant Type:
Wetland Status:

Myrica gale
Distribution Map courtesy of USDA NRCS Plants Database