lindera benzoin

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Shrub grows up to 15ft (5m). Aromatically scented leaves (when crushed) and berries (which are red and shiny) tiny yellow flowers in showy clusters. Berries can be used as spice. Bark has strong medicinal properties. Whole plant used for blood purifying, arresting Candida yeast, fungus, colds, fevers, colic, gas, worms, rheumatism, cramps, coughs, anemia.
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Number of stems Species Dry Floodplain Upland Acer saccharum 85 1 Ulmus americana 1 Fraxinus quadrangulata 23 Aesculus glabra 3 2 Fraxinus americana 8 Prunus serotina 10 Lonicera mackii Carya cordiformis 1 Ulmus rubra Crataegus punctata 2 Cornus drummondii 2 Viburnum prunifolium 6 Celtis occidentalis 4 1 Ostrya virginiana 4 Fagus grandifolia 2 2 Asimina triloba 4 Lindera benzoin 4 Sumbucus canadensis 4 Crataegus mollis Acer negundo Cercis canadensis Eleagnus umbellata Quercus muhlenbergii Sassafras albidum Vitis spp.
Pawpaw and Lindera benzoin (spicebush) dominated the seedling and small sapling categories, while pawpaw, sugar maple and American elm were the important large saplings (Table 2).
Amelanchier laevis, Lindera benzoin and Rosa palustris are more local.
Asimina triloba and Lindera benzoin are prominent components in size class 1, especially in Nixon Woods (Figure 5).
Euonymus atropurpureus, Gleditsia triacanthos, Gymnocladus dioica, Ilex verticillata, Lindera benzoin (in wetter areas), Ostrya virginiana, Prunus serotina, P.