P1010663Styrax americanus Lam.

Tree,shrub; perennial

Native:  L 48

Blooming:  March, April,  white

Location:  N 30 00.510’W084 33.853′(2.4RL)

Compared to the the masses of white blooms on other plants which are blooming at the same time, this shrub’s  flowering is as demure as its fragrance is subtle.  It is visited, however, by a number of pollinators:  honeybees (Apis mellifera L.), bumble bees (Bombus spp.) and monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus L.).  The flowers are short lived, blooming for just 3-5 days.   Birds eat its fruit.