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Styrax americanus Lamarck var. americanus . American Snowbell, American Storax. Phen: Apr-Jun; Jul-Sep. Hab: Swamp forests, pocosin edges, depression wetlands, other moist to wet habitats. Dist: Var. americanus ranges from ne. WV, OH, s. IN, s. IL, s. MO, south to s. FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See discussion under var. pulverulentus on the existence of transitional plants.

Synonymy: = C, Va; = n/a – Pa; = Styrax americana – S; = Styrax americana var. americana – Gonsoulin (1974); < Styrax americana – Ar, G, GW2, RAB, Tx, W; > Styrax americana var. americana – F; > Styrax americana var. pulverulenta – F, misapplied; < Styrax americanum – Il; < Styrax americanus Lam. – Fl5, FNA8, K1, K3, K4, Tn, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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