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Lindera benzoin var. pubescens (Northern spicebush)
San Antonio River Authority

Lindera benzoin var. pubescens

Lindera benzoin (L.) Blume var. pubescens (Palmer & Steyerm.) Rehder

Northern Spicebush, Hairy Common Spicebush

Lauraceae (Laurel Family)

Synonym(s): Benzoin aestivale var. pubescens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MI , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV


Interesting Foliage: yes

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0606 Collected May 13, 1992 in Medina County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium


Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
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 Lindera benzoin var. pubescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lindera benzoin var. pubescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lindera benzoin var. pubescens


Record Modified: 2023-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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