Common Name: 
Spicebush

About 80 species of aromatic, evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees.  Leaves alternate, margin entire or 3-lobed.  Dioecious – male and female plants.  Flowers yellow, in dense clusters (umbels), subtended by 4 bracts; male flowers with 9-12 anthers and female flowers with 9 staminoides.  Fruit a 1-seeded drupe, rounded, fleshy or dry.
Lindera: after Johann Linder (1678-1723), Swedish botanist and physician.

Pronunciation: 
lin-DER-a
Family: 
Lauraceae