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05/27/2009 Flower of the Day: Eastern Sweetshrub

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. 

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