Calycanthus occidentalis. SWEET SHRUB. California
CALYCANTHACEAE (Calycanthus family)

Shrub with opposite leaves, entire, secondary veins ascending; slightly short-hairy on back of lvs and on branchlets. Showy reddish-brown perianth segments; stamens in several whorls. Two bushes in Old Union courtyard, south side as shown on Old Union tree map. One plant grows in the California Garden. May-June blooming, though flowers of the Old Union shrubs seldom survive shaping. Only 2 species in genus: California and eastern U.S.

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Name derivation, genus | species: Greek : Calyx flower, from hollow receptacle | western

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