All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Sweetshrub; Bubby Bush</strong>
<em>Calycanthus floridus</em> / Calycanthus family<br>
The maroon flowers of this shrub have a "vinegary" odor, but the leaves have a pleasant, spicy smell. The name "Bubby Bush" comes from the practice of the ...
Sweetshrub; Bubby Bush
Calycanthus floridus / Calycanthus family

The maroon flowers of this shrub have a "vinegary" odor, but the leaves have a pleasant, spicy smell. The name "Bubby Bush" comes from the practice of the mountain women putting crushed leaves in their dress tops to make themselves smell nice! ;) These are common in the Walker Valley (Tremont area) in the Smokies.
Perennial - Shrub
Where seen:Great Smokies NP, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Ijams Nature Center

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