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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Back in the kitchen, while I read the recipe out loud, Simon scraped the bark off the wintergreen and spicebush twigs.
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.
The air smells of wild onion, spicebush, pine needles and damp earth.
In this buffer area, various shrubs (elderberry, spicebush, and black haw viburnum) and trees (hickory and silver maple) were planted.
For example, spicebush (Lindera benzoin, whose leaves produce a delightful but delicate scent when crushed), sumac (Rhus species) and viburnums (Viburnum species) provide nectar for adult butterflies and bees as well as leaves for butterfly and moth caterpillars.
Like an anthropologist with a touch of the poet, indie filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson continues his long-term project of observing African-Americans' everyday fives with the short feature, "Spicebush." Shifting between doc and staged narrative with no demarcation between the two, Everson tells the seemingly mundane story of the transport of furniture from an Ohio supplier to a Mississippi grade school.
Plant Virginia creeper, spicebush, elderberry, blackberry and dogwood to supplement insect diet.
The spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus (L.)) feeds on spicebush (Lindera benzoin (L.) Blume) and sassafras (Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees, Lauraceae), while the pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor (L.)) feeds on pipevines (Aristolochia spp., Aristolochiaceae).
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.
Larval adaptation to Lauraceae hosts: geographic divergence in the spicebush swallowtail.