Carolinas and Georgia

1932

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera   FAMILY Styracaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 152-01-001:
Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Halesia carolina

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Silverbell


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Look for it on moist slopes, in coves, creekbanks, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

Tree
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA-SC Coastal Plain, rare in NC Coastal Plain)

 

partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate
Margins serrate

FLOWER:
Spring
White or shaded with pink
4-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes minute
4-lobed campanulate corolla
8-16 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Fruits broadly 4-winged

 

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



Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera   FAMILY Styracaceae

Common Silverbell