Species Detail

Lindera benzoin L. Blume
Spicebush


Scientific Name:  
Lindera benzoin L. Blume
Common Name:  
Spicebush
Myaamia Name:  
wiinaahkatwi
Uses:  
Food, Medicinal
Harvest Seasons:  
Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Dry Prairie grasslands, Conifer Swamp some deciduous domts.
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Vine, Cultivated

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Lindera benzoin L. Blume
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Description 
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Description 
Dunn, J.P. Circa 1900 Use - Medicinal  tea
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Medicinal  tea used as a tonic.
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Medicinal  root tea used
Gatschet, A.S. ca. 1895 Use - Medicinal  stems used to make tea.
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Use - Medicinal/Food  fruits gathered and dried for seasonsing. Young leaves used for tea
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Horticultural Info  Pick berries when red in fall
Botanical Sources  
Lindera benzoin L. Blume
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in moist; rich woods
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25  
Related Sources  
Lindera benzoin L. Blume
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