Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1475

Shrub
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in Mountains)

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

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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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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 (1968) 152-02-001:
Styrax grandifolia   FAMILY Styracaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigleaf Snowbell, Large-leaved Storax


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stgr4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0505e_14

May    Oconee County    SC

image of Styrax grandifolius

JK Marlow    jkm0505e_16

May    Oconee County    SC

Foliage quite similar to Halesia diptera, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Styrax grandifolius

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_styrax_grandifolius_4

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_styrax_grandifolius_6

May        

Cymes racemose, usually 5-20 flowered; corolla lobes 10-20mm long, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Styrax grandifolius

JK Marlow    jkm120728_019

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Leaves suborbicular to widely elliptic or obovate, the longest ~ 5-14cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Silverbell, Spicebush and Storax

image of Styrax grandifolius

JK Marlow    jkm120728_022

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Leaves densely and finely pubescent beneath, giving the underside a pale color, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Styrax grandifolius

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_grandifolius_berry2

September        

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Ron Lance    rwl_styraxgrandifolia

September    Oconee County    SC

Fruit 8-10mm in diameter, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.