Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Bigleaf Snowbell
Styrax grandifolius
Family: Styracaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1S2

Woods, sandy riverbanks and hummocks.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: April-May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Flowers with 5 sepals and petals, the lower half of the calyx adherent to the ovary; flowering racemes with 5 flowers, to 8 cm long; fruit is not winged; leaves broadly elliptic to orbicular, 8- 15 cm long by 3-9 cm wide, and usually densely stellate (star-shaped) pubescent below.

Timber removal would be detrimental. Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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