Carolinas and Georgia

1474

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Styrax americanus +   FAMILY Styracaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Styrax americanus   FAMILY Styracaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 152-02-002:
Styrax americana   FAMILY Styracaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Storax, American Snowbell


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Look for it in moist to wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon or rare, depending on variety

 

partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
5-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes minute
5-lobed campanulate corolla
10 stamens
Flowers in racemes of 1-4 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Styrax americanus +   FAMILY Styracaceae

American Storax, American Snowbell