Spicebush Blossoms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

It snowed yesterday but I know Spring is here because Spicebush is blooming. On a walk in the Eastern Valley today I found it blooming for the first time this year. Above is a snapshot I took with my iPhone. Spicebush has small yellowish-greenn flowers  that occur in clusters along the branches.

Even though it is common I did not notice it for several years. Now that I’ve learned to identify it I am finding it all along our creeks and bottoms.

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