OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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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image of Halesia carolina, Little Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm0304c_33

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Halesia carolina, Little Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm0304q_24

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Halesia carolina, Little Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm0404o_28

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Style strongly exserted (1/3-1/2 length of corolla tube beyond its mouth), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Halesia carolina, Little Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm0406f_15

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Fruit a dry, 4-winged drupe, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Halesia carolina, Little Silverbell

JK Marlow    jkm0406f_25

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves elliptic-oblong, about 2x as long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.

 

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2635

Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: Sandy alluvial forests, calcareous hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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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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