Common Name: Carolina allspice
Calycanthus floridus is a shrub native to the eastern US. Genus name: kalyx meaning 'calyx' and anthos meaning 'flower', and the species name means 'Florida', where it is found in the nnorthern part of the state. The May-blooming red flowers are fragrant, as is the wood. It was one of the early plants to be sent back to Europe from America in the 18th century.