american snowbell, snowbell, mock-orange, mock orange
elliptic, oblanceolate, obovate
April - September
3.0 - 6.0
Wetland Coefficient of Conservatism
Prairie Coefficient of Conservatism
A small tree or shrub with elliptic to obovate leaves, tapering to the base, and more or less acute to short-acuminate at the apex. The leaves are somewhat scurfy on their lower surface, with the margins (especially above the middle) irregularly toothed. The flowers are axillary or in several-flowered racemes to seven cm long.
Found in moist soils, in woods, along streams, and in moist prairies, throughout Louisiana and east Texas. Ranges from Virginia, south to Florida, and west to Texas.
Moist woods and along streams, swamp forests and prairies.