Chimanthus amygdalinus.

Botanical name: 

CHIMANTHUS AMYGDALINUS, Raf. Fl. lud. (Prunus Carolin, L.) Winter Laurel, Laurier Amande in Louisiana. Evergreen tree, blossoming in winter. Leaves give flavor of almonds to milk, creams, &c. Said poison cattle.

Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.