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Calycanthus floridus var. floridus

Calycanthus floridus L. var. floridus

Eastern Sweetshrub, Sweet Shrub, Florida Spice Bush, Carolina Allspice

Calycanthaceae (Strawberry-shrub Family)

Synonym(s): Calycanthus mohrii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Maroon or reddish brown, occasionally greenish or green-tipped, with a strawberry or pineapple scent.


USA: AL , DE , FL , GA , MA , MD , MS , NC , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Calycanthus floridus var. floridus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Calycanthus floridus var. floridus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Calycanthus floridus var. floridus


Record Modified: 2023-03-14
Research By: CBR

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