Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Plantae>Magnoliophyta>Magnoliopsida>Ebenales>Styracaceae>Styrax grandifolius Aiton
Bigleaf Snowbell is an uncommon small tree found in the understory of mature hardwood forests. Named grandifolius for its very large, round leaves.
Mason Farm, Chapel Hill, NC 5/2/09.
Chapel Hill, NC 5/2/09.
Mason Farm, Orange Co., NC 5/3/08.
White, bell-shaped flowers appear in early May.
Orange Co., NC 5/3/08.
The leaves are much larger and broader than those of the American Snowbell (Styrax americanus), which occurs in the Coastal Plain.
Mason Farm, Orange Co., NC 5/5/2003.
Orange Co., NC 5/5/2003.
Bark of a large stem.
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