Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2635

Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in sandy alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial 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 narrowly 4-winged

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Halesia carolina   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 152-01-003:
Halesia parviflora   FAMILY Styracaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Halesia carolina

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Silverbell


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image of Halesia carolina

JK Marlow    jkm0304c_33

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Halesia carolina

JK Marlow    jkm0304q_24

April    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

image of Halesia carolina

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm0406f_25

June    Greenville County    SC

In cultivation

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