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Lindera subcoriacea, the bog spicebush, is a plant species native to the southeastern United States from Louisiana to Virginia. It grows in acidic freshwater swamp forests in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions.[1][2]

Bog spicebush
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Laurales
Family: Lauraceae
Genus: Lindera
Species: L. subcoriacea
Binomial name
Lindera subcoriacea

Lindera subcoriacea is a shrub that can reach up to 4 m (13 feet) in height. Leaves are broadly elliptic, up to 8 cm (3.2 inches) long, and faintly aromatic when young. Flowers are yellow. Fruits are ellipsoid, deep red, about 10 mm (0.4 inches) long.[3]


  1. ^ Flora of North America v 3.
  2. ^ McCartney, R. D., K. Wurdack, and J. Moore. 1989. The genus Lindera in Florida. Palmetto 9: 3-8.
  3. ^ Wofford, B. E. 1983. A new Lindera from North America. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 64: 325-331.