Order Myricales has just one Family (Myricaceae). Plants in this family
are much like those in Order Juglandales but they have simple rather than
compound leaves. Species in Myricales are trees and shrubs which often
have root nodules containing bacteria that are able to "fix" nitrogen from
the air and produce nitrates for the plants to use. This enables them to
grow in soils that are not rich in nutrients. Many have glands that
produce a fragrant resin.
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