Calycanthus floridus flower, aka Carolina sweetshrub, Carolina spicebush, and other common names

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    I wish I knew more about this plant. My wife and i both believe that people used to put the flowers in drawers with clothes, to make them more fragrant. The plant was growing in a sunny area, along US 123 in Pickens County. It was about 3/4 meter/yard tall, and the flower, or flowering head, was about 2 inches/6 cm across. This photo represents the actual reddish brown color pretty well. Any alternate color name suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks to gravitywave from the ID Please group for the identification. This is Calycanthus floridus. As the photo's new title suggests, it has a lot of common names, including strawberry shrub.

    RaffertyEvans "Off Line", _nejire_, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Jim Baker Photos 73 months ago | reply

      Wondeful Macro!! Love the detail!!

    2. crlpix (Away) 73 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the identification this strawberry-colored bloom and for the interesting description, too.

      Best wishes for the week ahead!

    3. hamapenguin 73 months ago | reply

      awesome shot of beautiful flower!

    4. Leo 朱 73 months ago | reply

      Wow.its color is so beautiful and attractive.good eye.Martin.

    5. dolphin_dolphin 73 months ago | reply

      Also wonderful!!

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    6. ♥♥♥Jewellz♥♥♥ 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Floral Favorites, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. MaggieHands 73 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot Martin. What a beautiful plant. Gorgeous dark red colour. We don't have them over here, or at least I haven't seen one before. I really enjoy your plant pic's as I always learn something new.

    8. ~~Ali~~ 73 months ago | reply

      A Lovely flower . I learn something new every time I visit your photostream

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    9. shoshacapps 72 months ago | reply

      wow, this beautiful! I love the color!

    10. Denyse Béchard 72 months ago | reply

      Your collection of plants and flowers is outstanding, Martin. This one is gorgeous.

    11. lizianiema 72 months ago | reply

      it is lovely! Thank you for sharing

    12. .snap.sh00ter. 72 months ago | reply

      real beauty! chef-d'oeuvre =)

    13. algo 72 months ago | reply

      Beautifully done in the lovely light.
      Seen while exploring your photo stream, following your visit. (?)

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    14. GregDouglas 72 months ago | reply

      Wonderful rich colours in this Martin.

    15. fownditt 72 months ago | reply

      Lovely composition, pretty...

    16. Fliedermaus 72 months ago | reply

      Very interesting sparkly/granular texture in the petals! It almost looks like it's made of sugar.

    17. Lord Cuauhtli 72 months ago | reply

      like a starfish!!! beautiful flower!

    18. ms jiji 71 months ago | reply

      Hello, I see someone likes flowers! I love calycanthus! I worked in plant production for 2 years and this is one plant we grew! Our calycanthus flowers were a variation in yellow. Easy to grow. Delicate flowers that only last a day if cut. We would grow it under a medium type shadecloth (not too sunny- like echinacea likes, not too shady like hostas like)...beautiful picture!

    19. egle_k. 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild (or rare) Edible Plants, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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