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, Mountain Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm090412_111

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola, Mountain Silverbell

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, Mountain Silverbell

Ron Lance    rwl_halesia_monticola_b

April    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola, Mountain Silverbell

Ron Lance    rwl_halesia_monticola_c

April    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola, Mountain Silverbell

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, Mountain Silverbell

Terry Gentry    tmg_p4020065

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola, Mountain Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm060508_041

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola, Mountain Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm060508_046

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola, Mountain Silverbell

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, Mountain Silverbell

Ron Lance    rwl2190_a

May        

image of Halesia tetraptera var. monticola, Mountain Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm170818_663

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve