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Lindera benzoin


I noticed these buds everywhere when walking through the Old Forest State Natural Area the other day. I only spotted one that had burst open. These were mostly on smaller, low-to-the-ground trees (or shrubs).


Old Forest State Natural Area, Overton Park, Memphis, TN

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drP 11 years ago
Northern spicebush
Lindera benzoin Lindera benzoin

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CricketsBlog 11 years ago

I've smelled the leaves before, but I hadn't made the connection that these were the same plants. They are really beautiful right now--very subtle but lovely.

drP 11 years ago

I gotta get out into the woods here--I'm missing all the good flowers. I LOVE spicebush. The tiny yellow flowers are beautiful. Did you smell them? Spicy lemon-scented. When the leaves show up, crush one and smell it. The flowers will develop into a bright red fruit.

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Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Feb 25, 2013

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