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Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera

Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. tetraptera

Mountain Silverbell, Common Silverbell

Styracaceae (Storax Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 75 feet tall.
Fruit: Nut-like, with 4 wings.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , IL , IN , KY , MI , MO , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Usually along streams.

Web Reference

Webref 41 - Carolina Nature - North Carolina Plant Photos (2013) Will Cook
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Halesia tetraptera var. tetraptera


Record Modified: 2023-05-23
Research By: CBR

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