Carolinas and Georgia

1475

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Styrax grandifolius   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 152-02-001:
Styrax grandifolia   FAMILY Styracaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigleaf Snowbell, Large-leaved Storax


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Look for it in upland forests, bluffs, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

 

partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
5-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes minute
5-lobed campanulate corolla
10 stamens
Flowers in racemes of 5-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Styrax grandifolius   FAMILY Styracaceae

Bigleaf Snowbell, Large-leaved Storax