Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2190

Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common

Look for it in cove forests, moist ridges, mostly above 1000m in elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

 

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

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

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 152-01-001?:
Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Silverbell


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image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

JK Marlow    jkm090412_111

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

JK Marlow    jkm090412_117

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Anthers well inside the mouth of the corolla tube, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

Ron Lance    rwl_halesia_monticola_b

April    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

Ron Lance    rwl_halesia_monticola_c

April    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140418_155347

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Young bark [as on right] thin, with an orange-striped pattern, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

Terry Gentry    tmg_p4020065

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

JK Marlow    jkm060508_041

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

JK Marlow    jkm060508_046

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

JK Marlow    jkm080504_104

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Large tree to 40m tall (vs. var. tetraptera, a shrub or small tree to 10m), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

Ron Lance    rwl2190_a

May        

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

JK Marlow    jkm170818_663

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve