Chestnut Herbal School

sweet bubbies

Sweet Shrub

Sweet ShrubWritten and Photographed by Juliet Blankespoor Sweet shrub - Sweet shrub or sweet bubbies (Calycanthus floridus, Calycanthaceae) is a fragrant shrub, found in the forest understory of rich hardwood coves, and alongside streams and rivers. Its range includes the southern Appalachians and piedmont. The origin of the name sweet bubbies is not entirely clear, [...]