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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 2 taxa in the family Calycanthaceae, Strawberry Shrub family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweetshrub, Carolina Allspice, Strawberry-shrub

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Calycanthus floridus   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Calycanthus floridus var. glaucus   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Calycanthus floridus var. laevigatus 083-01-001b   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae


Habitat: Mesic to dry-mesic forests and streambanks; in the East Gulf Coastal plain in dry-mesic beech-magnolia bluff forests and lower slopes of sandhills

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC) (rare in NC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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camera icon Common Name: Wintersweet

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Chimonanthus praecox   FAMILY: Calycanthaceae


Habitat: Suburban woodlands, persistent or weakly spreading from horticultural use

Non-native: east Asia


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