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Eastern Sweetshrub, Sweet Shrub, Carolina Allspice, Strawberry Shrub, Sweet Bubby Bush - Calycanthus floridus


Family: Calycanthaceae - Strawberry-shrub family Genus Common Name: Sweetshrub Native Status: NativeDicot Perennial Shrub
Calycanthus floridus - Eastern Sweetshrub, Sweet Shrub, Carolina Allspice, Strawberry Shrub, Sweet Bubby Bush. Eastern Sweetshrub is an attractive, woody shrub up to 10 feet tall. During late spring the plant will have many flowers each with many maroon to reddish brown sepals and petals. The flowers are pleasantly aromatic, especially when the petals are crushed. Calycanthus floridus is Endangered in Florida.

Found in:
AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV

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Distribution of Calycanthus floridus in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 26 May 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Grundy County, TN Date: 2008-April-26Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Grundy County, TN, 04/26/2008
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