Carolinas and Georgia

2635

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Halesia carolina

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 152-01-003:
Halesia parviflora   FAMILY Styracaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Silverbell


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Look for it in sandy alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

 

partial 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 narrowly 4-winged

 

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Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae

Little Silverbell