Carolina Allspice along Otter Creek

Don’t be deceived by the light sweet fragrance and attractive “flowers”of this bush that grows along streams here in the valley. It is a close relative to the plant that produces strychnine, and can be very poisonous if eaten. I found these growing all along Otter Creek this week.

Carolina Allspice

Carolina Allspice

CAT023 - Mark Catesby - The Chatterer

A watercolor by Mark Catesby from 1731, 100 years before Audubon…

Carolina Allspice

Carolina Allspice

 

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