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Carolina Silverbell

Halesia tetraptera

Description:

Carolina Silverbell is a species in the family Styracaceae. It is a small deciduous tree growing to 10 m tall. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate, 5–16 cm long and 4–7 cm broad. The flowers are 1–2.5 cm long, with a four-lobed white corolla. The fruit is a dry drupe 4 cm long, with four wings running along its length.

Habitat:

It is native to the southeastern United States. This one was spotted at the Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve near Clarks Hill (McCormick County), SC.

Notes:

It's also called Common Silverbell.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2014
Submitted on Jan 2, 2015

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