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Calycanthus floridus

Calycanthus floridus L.

 

Sweet Shrub

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassMagnoliidaeIncludes magnolias, nutmeg, bay laurel, cinnamon, avocado, black pepper, and many others
OrderLauralesTrees and shrubs, including bay laurels, cinnamon, avocado, sassafras and others
FamilyCalycanthaceaeSweetshrub or spicebush family
GenusCalycanthusFrom the Greek kalyx, “calyx,” and anthos, “flower,” and referring to the similarity between the sepals and petals
SpeciesfloridusEither (1) free flowering, producing abundant flowers; or (2) bright

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Calycanthus floridus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 15 Nov 2013.

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Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm) ID is uncertain

Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm) ID is uncertain

Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (31 × 20 cm) ID is uncertain

Calycanthus floridus (Sweet Shrub)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

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