Sometimes I don't see them high in the trees
until I see fallen blooms on the ground.
These grew near the ground where I could get close.
Native to the Coastal plain, very fragrant.
Native evergreen Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana).
Some have grown as tall as 30 feet along woods' edge.
Cherry laurel fruits are attractive to birds, poisonous to humans.
Wild plums (Prunus americana), above and below.
These are just three of the most noticeable natives in bloom now.