Myrica gale Linnaeus. Phen: Apr-May; Aug-Sep. Hab: Peaty bogs and fens. Dist: A circumboreal species, south in North America to NJ, PA, MI, MN, and OR, disjunct from PA and s. NJ to Grayson Co. VA (where discovered in 2018) and Henderson County, NC, where considered extirpated at one time, as a result of the destruction of the famous East Flat Rock Bog. This shrub has been relocated at a single site in Henderson County, NC, where it is abundant in a small area (less than 0.25 hectare).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, FNA3, G, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, S, W, Elias (1971b); = Gale palustris Chevall. – RAB; < Myrica gale L. var. gale – Herbert (2005); > Myrica gale L. var. gale – F; > Myrica gale L. var. subglabra (Chevall.) Fernald – F