Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Lindera benzoin (Linnaeus) Blume. Northern Spicebush. Phen: Mar-Apr; Aug-Sep. Hab: Rich alluvial forests, mesic forests on slopes with circumneutral soils, bottomlands, swamps. Dist: ME, s. ON, and MI, south to Panhandle FL and e. TX; disjunct in Edwards Plateau of c. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, Fl2, FNA3, GrPl, GW2, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Wofford (1983); = Benzoin aestivale – S; > Lindera benzoin var. benzoin – C, F, G, Il, K1; > Lindera benzoin var. pubescens – C, F, G, Il, K1, NcTx, Tx

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