Edible: Spicebush, Common [Lindera benzoin]

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1 Common spice bush Common spice bush
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000
2 Common spice bush closeup Common spice bush closeup
Source: Central Park, Mar 19, 2000
3 Common Spice Bush Common Spice Bush
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000
4 Common Spice Bush Common Spice Bush. Closeup of the flowers. See the bugs?
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Mar 25, 2000
10 Common spice bush Common spice bush
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001
11 Common spice bush flower Common spice bush flower
Source: Crestwood Riverside, Westchester, Apr 14, 2001
12 Common spice bush flower closeup Common spice bush flower closeup. Too early.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Apr 22, 2001
18 Spicebush Spicebush. You don’t eat. Makes tea. Native Americans used it for fever.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005
19 Spicebush Spicebush. Leaves closeup.
Source: Central Park, May 08, 2005
5 Common spice bush Common spice bush. For a tea must be fresh leaves.
Source: Alley Pond Park (Woods), Queens, May 14, 2000
6 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Has alternating leaves. Leaves only good for tea. Berries in Fall are like allspice.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, May 27, 2000
20 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Leaves in tear drip shape. Use leaves for teas. Note smooth edges on leaves. Has red berries in the Fall. Like allspice.
Source: Central Park, May 30, 2005
7 Common spice bush Common spice bush
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000
8 Common spice bush with immature berries Common spice bush with immature berries.
Source: Central Park, Jun 10, 2000
21 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006
22 Another common spice bush Another common spice bush.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 01, 2006
13 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Berries not ready until Fall. Can crush leaves and make tea.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001
14 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Berry closeup.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2001
23 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
24 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
25 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Forest Park, Queens, Jul 04, 2011
15 Common spicebush Common spicebush.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001
16 Common spice bush berry Common spice bush berry.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 08, 2001
9 Common spice bush Common spice bush. Berries in September. Leaves now for tea.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 09, 2000
26 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
27 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
28 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Inwood Park, Manhattan, Jul 17, 2011
17 Common spice bush Common spice bush.
Source: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, Jul 29, 2001

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