Weekly Puzzler #155: Red Flower and Fruity Scent

I came across this scrub recently on a rainy day walk at the North Carolina Arboretum. It was full of these lovely red flowers in the center of each bunch of lovely green leaves. Have you seen it? Do you know what it is? Do you know why I say it has a fruity scent? Have you smelled it–do you know what it smells like?




If you want to guess, use the comment box below. You could win the next prize–to be given away on the first day of fall. All correct responses will be entered in the drawing. This quarter our winner, Arden, won a sampler pack of greeting cards from my Beauty is Everywhere collection.

…Have a wonderful weekend!! See you again soon.

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  1. Arden July 1, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    I have this same shrub at the corner of my lanai but with a white flower. No clue as to what it is.

    Thank you for the beautiful greeting cards. Such a treat that each one has three of your fine photography!

  2. Claire July 1, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

    Sweet shrub or Calycanthus floridus

    • Sharon Mammoser July 5, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

      You are correct! Thanks for reading.

  3. Barb July 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

    I think it’s called spice bush.

    • Sharon Mammoser July 5, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

      Spice bush is another shrub that grows in similar places, but does not have these red flowers. I will check though just to make sure the plant I am thinking of doesn’t also have this name. Thanks for reading my blog posts and for taking the time to comment!

  4. Joe July 4, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    Fire Red! Everybody knows it isn’t really Pink.