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Calycanthus floridus Linnaeus. Sweet-shrub, Strawberry-shrub, Carolina Allspice, Sweet Bubby-bush. Phen: Apr-May; Aug-Sep. Hab: 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. Dist: PA, WV, and KY, south to GA, nw. FL, AL, s. MS, and e. LA (but note that the outer edges of the natural original distribution are obscured by centuries of cultivation and naturalization).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Il, NY, Va, Weakley (2017a) in Weakley et al (2017); > Butneria fertilis (Walter) Kearney; > Butneria florida (L.) Kearney; > Butneria nana (Loisel.) Small; > Calycanthus brockiana – K1, Ferry & Ferry (1987), orthographic variant; > Calycanthus brockianus – K3, K4; > Calycanthus fertilis Walter – F, G, S; > Calycanthus floridus L. – F, K4, S; > Calycanthus floridus L. var. floridus – Fl2, FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, NE, Pa, RAB, Tn, WH3, Ferry & Ferry (1987), Nicely (1965); > Calycanthus floridus L. var. glaucus (Willd.) Torr. & A.Gray – C, Fl2, FNA3, K1, K3, NE, Tn, WH3, Ferry & Ferry (1987); > Calycanthus floridus L. var. laevigatus (Willd.) Torr. & A.Gray – GW2, Pa, RAB, Nicely (1965); > Calycanthus floridus L. var. oblongifolius (Nutt.) Boufford & Spongberg; > Calycanthus glaucus Willd.; > Calycanthus laevigatus Willd.; > Calycanthus mohrii Small – S; > Calycanthus nanus Loisel. – S

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