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Styrax grandifolius Aiton
Bigleaf snowbell, Bigleaf storax
USDA Symbol: stgr4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Shrub or sometimes a small tree with rounded crown, large, nearly round leaves, and showy, bell-shaped, white flowers.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, 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
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 Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Mt. Cuba Center
- Hockessin, DE
Record Last Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff