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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Styrax platanifolius Engelm.
Sycamoreleaf snowbell, Sycamore-Leaf snowbell
USDA Symbol: STPL3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A shrub or small tree with dark gray bark. Should not be disturbed. Rare and endangered. Leaves broadly ovate to almost circular, up to 4 inches long, with smooth margins and a broad tip, or with a terminal lobe and a lateral one on each side of it, and a lobed to rounded base. Flowers in small clusters, drooping, with 5 white petals up to 5/8 inch long, suggesting little bells, opening in April and May. Fruit a rounded capsule about 3/8 inch in diameter, with a short tip, the base covered with a remnant (calyx) of the flower.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution: Endemic
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Rich soils along Edwards Plateau streams on limestone rock.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Hill Country Natives
- Leander, TX
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-WCW-1
Collected 2009-10-01 in Kendell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff