Eastern Sweetshrub – Native Plant of the Day 04/26/2017
Photo from 04/26/2008. Location: Grundy County, TN.
More photos / info at the Calycanthus floridus detail page.
Eastern Sweetshrub – Calycanthus floridus – is, as the name implies, a woody shrub with a sweet-smelling late-spring blossom. The USDA Plants Database lists the plant in Missouri, Louisiana, and all states east of the Mississippi River except Indiana, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The one above was photographed along the Big Frog Trail in Polk County, TN on May 9, 2009.