University of Rhode Island

Lindera benzoin

Spicebush

Deciduous shrub with light green leaves and slender green to olive brown stems, all aromatic when crushed. Clusters of yellow flowers along stems open in early spring. Prefers moist soil and part shade to full sun. Native to RI. Up to 12' x 6-12'.

©William S. Justice. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of Systematic Biology, Botany.

© Copyright Mark Brand, 1997-2001. Image courtesy of the University of Connecticut.

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