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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 2 taxa in the family Calycanthaceae, Strawberry Shrub family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweetshrub, Carolina Allspice, Strawberry-shrub

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Calycanthus floridus   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calycanthus floridus var. laevigatus 083-01-001b   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae


Habitat: Mesic to dry-mesic forests and streambanks; in the East Gulf Coastal plain in dry-mesic beech-magnolia bluff forests and lower slopes of sandhills

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC) (rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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camera icon Common Name: Wintersweet

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Chimonanthus praecox   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae


Habitat: Suburban woodlands, persistent or weakly spreading from horticultural use

Non-native: east Asia


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"Our great-aunt loved the fields, the hills, cotton plants, the clear star in our evening sky, the bastard saffron blossoms and moon vines, the crimson poke, and the south wind and the fierce Southern sun, shining straight down, a hundred degrees in the shade. She watched the white drift of the plum trees, the dogwood and the yellow jessamine and jewelweeds and the wild Indian turnips. She heard the hidden song of the hermit thrush." — Ben Robertson, Red Hills and Cotton