spicebush


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Related to spicebush: Lindera benzoin, Common Spicebush

spicebush:

see laurellaurel,
common name for the Lauraceae, a family of forest trees and shrubs found mainly in tropical SE Asia but also abundant in tropical America. Most have aromatic bark and foliage and are evergreen; deciduous species are usually those that extend into temperate zones.
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spicebush

spicebush

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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The spicebush swallowtail butterfly is a frequent visitor to Mississippi gardens, and its unparalleled beauty is worthy of the recognition given by the schoolchildren of Mississippi.
Planted Caesalpiniaceae redbud 2300 Cornaceae silky dogwood 2000 Cornaceae flowering dogwood 2300 Cornaceae gray dogwood 2300 Cornaceae black gum 7000 Fagaceae white oak 20900 Fagaceae shingle oak 4600 Fagaceae bur oak 10000 Fagaceae swamp chestnut oak 4500 Fagaceae pin oak 10000 Hamamelidaceae sweetgum 20000 Juglandaceae pecan 10000 Juglandaceae black walnut 10000 Lauraceae spicebush 2300 Oleaceae green ash 10000 Plantanaceae sycamore 13000 Rosaceae Washington hawthorne 2300 Rosaceae ninebark 700 Rubiaceae buttonbush 1900 Total trees planted 136100
Such a fracturing of information, interrupted by playful asides and by tidbits including an explanation of the pic's title (Mississippi's state butterfly is the Spicebush Swallowtail), will annoy viewers accustomed to a standard doc format--and it may seem this particular subject isn't suited to a deconstructionist style.
Plant Virginia creeper, spicebush, elderberry, blackberry and dogwood to supplement insect diet.
The understory plants that suck on this soft green-and-gold glow are as specialized and beautiful as jewels: spicebush and papaw, strawberry bush, water elm, dwarf palmetto, ironwood and switch cane; holly, green ash, and swamp chestnut.
These included such hardy species as red chokeberry, buttonbush, spicebush and red twig dogwood.
Shrubs: viburnums, high-bush cranberry, elderberry, spicebush, chokeberry or chokecherries, serviceberry, coralberry, hawthorns, wild rose, sassafras, inkberry (winterberry).
Larval adaptation to Lauraceae hosts: geographic divergence in the spicebush swallowtail.
Spicebush (miniature flowers with a pleasant fragrance)
Larval adaptation to lauraceous hosts: geographic divergence in the spicebush swallowtail butterfly.
The butterflies available are gulf fritillary, monarch, painted lady, pipevine swallowtail, question mark, red admiral, spicebush swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, and zebra long wing.
Shrubs are the dominant life-form in agricultural, lower sections with spicebush (Lindera benzoin) and willow (Salix sericea) the most abundant.