Native SpeciesNorthern bayberry

Myrica pensylvanica
FOUND by chop
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Field Notes
I'm happy because I found it. I see and smell a plant with a wonderful fragrance. I am surprised by what I found because I didn't know it was there.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaf is oval-shaped and when I crushed it there was a wonderful fragrance. It's leaves are also toothed.
Photo of my evidence.
The stem is tan and the leaves look waxy.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Myrica pensylvanica
Common name:
Northern bayberry
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.048660 °
W -68.822860 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Vinalhaven School Grounds
Trip date: 
Fri, 2011-11-18 14:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Penobscot Bay


So you have me curious about this "wonderful fragrance" - what did it smell like? How will I know that I've crushed a bayberry leaf? I love using smell clues and evidence.