Carolina Allspice – 6/13/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/13/20

Observation Time: 6:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Carolina Allspice

Scientific Name: Calycanthus floridus

Comments: Also known as Carolina Sweetshrub, this plant deserves its name. The blossoms are fragrant and the leaves are aromatic when bruised. I wish I had encountered this plant a week earlier when the blossoms were at their prime. Maybe next year…

More Information: North Carolina Native Plant Society