Friday, May 7, 2010

Carolina Silverbell

Halesia tetraptera (Halesia carolina) is native to the eastern United States. It's in the Storax family (along with the Japanese Snowbell).

This small ornamental tree drips these charming white pendulous flowers in the spring.

Here's a view from underneath.

It is just starting to leaf out. Four-winged fruit will develop as the summer progresses...

1 comment:

  1. You have perfected the art of the Green-Wood Cemetery Trees blog post. These photos combine science and beauty.