Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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 bottomland forests, forested edges of brackish marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...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 2-winged

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Halesia diptera var. diptera   FAMILY Styracaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Halesia diptera   FAMILY Styracaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 152-01-002:
Halesia diptera   FAMILY Styracaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Halesia diptera

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Two-wing Silverbell


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image of Halesia diptera var. diptera

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hadi3_002_lvd

        

image of Halesia diptera var. diptera

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1861

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Leaves broadly obovate to nearly orbicular, finely and irregularly serrate, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Silverbell, Spicebush and Storax

image of Halesia diptera var. diptera

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1870

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

Leaves have an abrupt acuminate tip, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

image of Halesia diptera var. diptera

JK Marlow    jkm180505_1871

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder VPA

image of Halesia diptera var. diptera

Sam Pratt    sbp_092513_2021

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

image of Halesia diptera var. diptera

Sam Pratt    sbp_092513_2026

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Fruit two-winged, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.