Clethra

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Related to pepperbush: Clethra alnifolia
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Noun1.Clethra - type and sole genus of the ClethraceaeClethra - type and sole genus of the Clethraceae; deciduous shrubs or small trees: white alder, summer-sweet
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Clethraceae, family Clethraceae, white-alder family - coextensive with the genus Clethra
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For Taylor's part, he considered Kouwenhoven's company his "pepperbush" during the war, using a traditional Liberian moniker meaning something of great personal financial interest.
The adults nectar from flowers including fogfruit, salt marsh fleabane, blue mistflower, thistle, verbena, red clover, and sweet pepperbush. Due to the favorable climatic conditions of the area, there are likely several broods from March through November.
In the arboretum are the Chilean lantern trees with its luminous cone-shaped flowers, sweet pepperbush clethra alnifolia whose scented flowers are a big draw for bees, and grevillea rosmarinifolia.