OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Styrax grandifolius   FAMILY Styracaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Styrax grandifolius   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Styrax grandifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 152-02-001:
Styrax grandifolia   FAMILY Styracaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax


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image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_stgr4_001_lvd

        

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

JK Marlow    jkm0505e_14

May    Oconee County    SC

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

JK Marlow    jkm0505e_16

May    Oconee County    SC

Foliage quite similar to Halesia diptera, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

JK Marlow    jkm210508_0201

May    Oconee County    SC

Ramsey Creek Preserve

Leaves suborbicular to widely elliptic or obovate, the longest ~ 5-14cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

JK Marlow    jkm210508_0205

May    Oconee County    SC

Ramsey Creek Preserve

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

JK Marlow    jkm210508_0210

May    Oconee County    SC

Ramsey Creek Preserve

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_styrax_grandifolius_4

May        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_styrax_grandifolius_6

May        

Cymes racemose, usually 5-20 flowered; corolla lobes 10-20mm long, pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

JK Marlow    jkm120728_022

July    Abbeville County    SC

Parson's Mountain Recreation Area

Leaves densely and finely pubescent beneath, giving the underside a pale color, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_grandifolius_berry2

September        

image of Styrax grandifolius, Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax, Large-leaved Storax

Ron Lance    rwl_styraxgrandifolia

September    Oconee County    SC

Fruit 8-10mm in diameter, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Styrax grandifolius   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Styrax grandifolius   FAMILY Styracaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Styrax grandifolius

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 152-02-001:
Styrax grandifolia   FAMILY Styracaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1475

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains

Habitat: Mesic to dry upland forests, bluffs, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White
Bisexual
5-merous
Synsepalous calyx, lobes minute
5-lobed campanulate corolla
10 stamens

Flowers in racemes of 5-20 flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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