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Spicebush, Lindera benzoin, is an abundant shrub in wooded areas of the swamp. It is the host plant for caterpillars of the spicebush swallowtail butterfly. The small flowers are only visible for a few days in early spring. It is named for the aromatic odor of the leaves. The fruits are eaten by birds, especially Veeries and Wood Thrushes, both of which nest at Thousand Acre swamp. Photographed on April 21, 2008.