This plant is native to eastern US. It grows white flowers. It has a black stem with grey spots. It’s leaves are oblong and toothed. If you pull off a leaf is smells like sweet peppers.
leaves margin is serrate
Clethra is a genus of between 30-70 species of flowering shrubs or small trees. It is one of two genera in the family Clethraceae (the other being Purdiaea). The species may be evergreen or deciduous, and all bear flowers in clusters or inflorescences.