Styrax grandifolius Aiton
Bigleaf snowbell, Bigleaf storax
Styracaceae (Snowball Family)
USDA Symbol: STGR4
The genus name, from the Greek, is that of the European relative, Storax (Styrax officinalis L.). That species yields the resin known as storax, used as incense.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MS , NC , OH , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Distribution: Virginia to N. Florida, and west to E. Texas; local to S. Ohio; to 1000 (305 m).
Native Habitat: Moist or wet soils of valleys and uplands; in understory of hardwood forests.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Styrax grandifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Styrax grandifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Styrax grandifolius
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff