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Related to spicebush: Lindera benzoin, Common Spicebush


An aromatic deciduous shrub (Lindera benzoin) of eastern North America, having clusters of small yellow flowers that bloom early in the spring.


(Plants) a North American lauraceous shrub, Lindera benzoin, having yellow flowers and aromatic leaves and bark



an aromatic North American shrub, Lindera benzoin, with small yellow flowers.
[1760–70, Amer.]
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Noun1.spicebush - deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berriesspicebush - deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries
genus Lindera, Lindera - aromatic evergreen or deciduous dioecious shrubs or trees of eastern Asia and North America
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.spicebush - straggling aromatic shrub of southwestern United States having fragrant brown flowers
allspice - deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
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A flower bud opening on spicebush (Lindera benzoin), a woody shrub
A gorgeous butterfly of deciduous woods, the spicebush swallowtail is black with a row of yellow spots and a touch of iridescent blue on its hind wings.
The final pages are devoted to Mississippi State Fast Facts, describing the alligator, black bass, bottlenose dolphin, catfish, red fox, spicebush swallowtail, white-tailed deer, and the wood duck.
Our experiment was a paired design in which one set of data loggers (hereafter paired sets of data loggers) was placed under Amur honeysuckle and another set of data loggers was placed <10 m away under the native shrub spicebush (Lindera benzoin), or, at the Clifton site, a combination of spicebush and pawpaw (Asimina triloba).
In addition to the comfort and information station and other improvements, native plantings have been integrated into the redesign and focus on species found in or near the Park, including: meadow plantings with a wide diversity of grasses and flowers; shrubs such as spicebush, indigo bush, witch hazel and maple-leaf viburnum; and trees such as cucumber magnolia, chinquapin oak, pagoda dogwood, eastern red cedar and basswood.
That is a spicebush swallowtail (Papilio Troilus) in the last days of its caterpillar stage.
The fen was well shaded by sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) , Arizona walnut (Juglans major), bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), and spicebush (Lindera benzoin).
The larvae of both the tiger and spicebush swallowtails are good examples of this phenomenon.
Attracts black swallowtail, giant swallowtail, Monarch, painted lady, pipevine swallowtail, queen, question mark, red admiral, red-spotted purple, zebra longwing, zebra swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, eastern tiger swallowtail, variegated fritillary, viceroy, eastern comma, gulf fritillary, mourning cloak, anise swallowtail and other species of butterflies.
FOR THE DISH: Remove beef from bag, pat dry, and coat with salt, pepper and spicebush.
Ferebe points out spicebush and maple leaf viburnum--native shrubs--along with May apples and beech, black cherry, and red maple seedlings.
common spicebush Lindera benzoin, mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia, raspberry Rubus spp.