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Vick, Albert F. W.
Halesia carolina L.
Synonym(s): Halesia parviflora
USDA Symbol: haca3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitWarning: Raw seeds are poisonous and can be fatal to humans and animals. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant according to season, the plantís different parts, and its stage of growth; and plants can absorb toxic substances, such as herbicides, pesticides, and pollutants from the water, air, and soil.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
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.
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-07
Research By: TWC Staff