Much like no. 2 [Myrica pensylvanica Mirb.]; lvs sometimes larger, to 12 נ5 cm, subpersistent, evergreen southward, generally eventually deciduous with us, punctate on the lower side only, sometimes virtually without eglandular hairs, the glands of the lower surface all shining and about alike; outer bud-scales usually ciliate-margined and hairy on the back, merely obtuse; ovary and fr nearly or quite without trichomes, the fr rarely more than 4 mm; fl in April or May with us, earlier southward; 2n=16. Swamps and moist, low ground on the coastal plain; N.J. to Fla., Ark., and Tex. (Morella h.; ? Myrica caroliniensis Mill.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.