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Eastern Sweetshrub

Calycanthus floridus


Small shrub, 2 – 4 feet high. Flowers maroon-brown; ca. 1 inch diameter; leathery petals; usually in pairs. Leaves simple, opposite. The ovary from this flower has swollen; this is the first sign that a fruit may be developing. Only time will tell.


Growing on east-facing hill above lake.


Plant in the same area s the flower in spotting: Balloon or urn-shaped capsule; about 2-3 inches long; wrinkled surface; starts out green, turning brown late in the season; persists into winter.

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Apr 20, 2017
Submitted on Apr 30, 2017

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