Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma
1832, from native name in Tupi.
(Cliftonia monophylla), evergreen shrub or small tree of the family Cyrillaceae, native to southern North America. It grows to about 15 m (50 feet) tall and has oblong or lance-shaped leaves about 4-5 cm (1.5-2 inches) long. Its fragrant white or pinkish flowers, about 1 cm across, are much visited by bees.