calycanthus

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calycanthus

(kăl'ĭkăn`thəs), any plant of the genus Calycanthus, aromatic shrubs of N North America, Asia, and Australia. An American type, the Carolina allspice, is cultivated for the aromatic fragrance of its flowers. Calycanthus is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Magnoliales, family Calycanthaceae.

calycanthus

symbol of compassion. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 279]
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But most of them are gone now and in their place native species such as sweet shrub, sweet spire, and strawberry shrub are growing.
natives like fringe tree, Virginia creeper, flowering dogwood, and sweet shrub still grew in their natural environments, but gardeners had discovered and begun to cultivate a few of them, like the Southern magnolia.
Pointing to a shrub with deep red chrysanthemum-like blooms he said, "In the books, this plant is called sweet shrub or Calycanthus.