Lindera benzoin (L.) Blume
Benzoin aestivale (L.) Nees. - Laurus aestivalis L. - Laurus benzoin L.
Lauraceae
Lindera benzoin (40570 octets)
Deciduous shrub. Twigs glabrous. Leaves alternate, elliptic to obovate 4-13 cm long, 3-7.5 cm wide, bright green above, paler and glaucous beneath, aromatic when crushed. Apex acute, base cuneate. Flowers greenish-yellow about 5 mm across, in axillary clusters. Fruit ovate, shiny red. Quite hardy.

Home: Eastern USA

Other views: Flowers, Fruits

Cultivated: France and Germany

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Lindera benzoin by Plants for a future database

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