Yellow flowers, usually observed in the mid spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall.
|Habitat||In the north this plant is thought of as the "forsythia of the wilds" because its early spring flowering gives a subtle yellow tinge to many lowland woods where it is common. A tea can be made from the aromatic leaves and twigs. Dried and powdered fruit can be used as a spice. Full sun to partial shade, prefers moist, well-drained soil. Low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions. Larval Host to Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spicebush Swallowtail.|
|Leaf Description||Rounded, deciduous shrub, green foliage.|
|Soil Type||All Types|
|Light Source||Shade, Partial Shade, Sun|