Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Ericales
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Read more about Bigleaf Snowbell at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Bigleaf Snowbell, Large-leaved Storax
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JK Marlow jkm0505e_16
May Oconee County SC
Foliage quite similar to Halesia diptera, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.
JK Marlow jkm210508_0201
May Oconee County SC
Ramsey Creek Preserve
Leaves suborbicular to widely elliptic or obovate, the longest ~ 5-14cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
COMPARE leaves of Silverbell, Spicebush and Storax
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_styrax_grandifolius_6
Cymes racemose, usually 5-20 flowered; corolla lobes 10-20mm long, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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.
Ron Lance rwl_styraxgrandifolia
September Oconee County SC
Fruit 8-10mm in diameter, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: Mesic to dry upland forests, bluffs, per Weakley's Flora
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Synsepalous calyx, lobes minute
5-lobed campanulate corolla
Flowers in racemes of 5-20 flowers
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with Native Plants of the South p086
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p262
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast p119
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p322
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia p131
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p245
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p146
- Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge p35
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p342