Flowers are brown catkins that appear before the leaves unfold. A small nut is enclosed in a bur-like husk.
|Season Bloom||May - August|
|Habitat||A small, aromatic mound shaped shrub occurring in dense colonies. Multiple stems with loose, spreading branches. Member of the wax-myrtle or baberry family. The leaves are very aromatic when crushed. Larval host to the Grey Hairstreak butterfly. Attracts Birds and Butterflies.|
|Leaf Description||Long, narrow, olive-green leaves, the edges of which have rolled back edges and rounded, fern-like division.|
|Light Source||Partial Shade|