Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Magnoliids: Laurales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lindera benzoin   FAMILY Lauraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lindera benzoin var. benzoin   FAMILY Lauraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 084-04-001:
Lindera benzoin   FAMILY Lauraceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Lindera benzoin var. pubescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Benzoin aestivale

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice


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Look for it in rich alluvial forests, mesic forests on slopes with circumneutral soils, bottomlands, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial
Dioecious or polygamo-dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

 

partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
3-merous
6 deciduous tepals
9 fertile stamens on staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Drupe

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Lindera benzoin   FAMILY Lauraceae

Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice