Member of the Lauraceae family. Northern spicebush is a shrub that reaches a height of 6-12 feet and grows in woodland areas of the central and eastern United States. Its leaves are ovate in shape, alternately arranged, and release a strong fragrance when crushed. Flowers are small and yellow, and bloom in the spring. Northern spicebush plants can be easily spotted due to their bright red berries, which provide food for various birds and insects.