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Indiana University

Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project

Illinois Wildflowers -





Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

Native woody shrub of wet and moist woodland, floodplains, and dense thickets

Light sun to medium shade and moist to moderate conditions (plant anywhere)

Blooms yellow, April May, produces bright scarlet fruits

Grows 5 - 15 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Small bees
    • Flies
    • Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars
    • Promethea Moth caterpillars
    • Tulip Tree Beauty caterpillars

Fun Fact: Crushed leaves and branches produce a spicey aroma

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