Plant ID forum: Halesia; for ID

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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 25, 2015 9:44 AM CST
Spotted yesterday near AL/FL border.



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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 30, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Possibly Halesia diptera, ?

The the border location seems right for H diptera (Two wing silver bells) which is a more Southern species zones 6 to 9. The link below gives a good list of differences between H diptera and H carolina (zones 4 to 8) for comparison.

http://www.floridata.com/ref/H/hales_c.cfm


Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 31, 2015 5:03 AM CST
TY! I'm not sure the pics I took are definitive. Hopefully I will find this little tree again & take more pics.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Mar 31, 2015 9:31 AM CST
You are most welcome. It is a sweet little tree. Your pics are very good, but lack a reference to compare leaf size or flower length,etc. .
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purpleinopp
Mar 31, 2015 12:45 PM CST
No doubt, TY. I'm going to stick a ruler in the car...
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 9, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Barring a ruler you can always put your finger up to a leaf to gain size perspective in a photo. When you get home you can measure your finger & figure out the leaf size.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 22, 2015 7:02 AM CST
I was able to take more pics of this little tree yesterday.

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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Apr 22, 2015 8:43 PM CST
So the four wings make it H. carolina, unless it was found in the coastal plains. Then it might also be H. parviflora.

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