Common spicebush, allspice bush, Benjamin bush, feverbush, spiceberry, spicebush, wild allspice.
A deciduous shrub that grows to more than 15 feet in height. Leaves are 3 to 5 inches long, alternate, elliptical, aromatic, with smooth margins. Produces greenish-yellow flowers in dense clusters and long, bright red berries.
March to May.
Damp woods and brooksides.
Bark and twigs.
The aromatic bark is used to treat dysentery, coughs, and colds; and it is used as a vermifuge.