Nine images of Carolina Allspice, Calycathus floridus, Eastern Sweetshrub, Calycanthaceae, an early spring-flowering shrub native to the Southeastern United States. Crushed flowers have a strong strawberry-like fragrance. Historical medicinal use includes root or bark tea as a strong emetic, and diuretic for kidney and bladder ailments. Settlers used bark tea to treat malaria symptoms. Potentially toxic.
Steven Foster photography created by Steven Foster Group specializing in photos of herbs, spices, and medicinal plants