Thursday, February 17, 2011

February 17 - The Bigleaf Storax - Styrax grandifolia

The Bigleaf Storax - Styrax grandifolia
This is the first time I have included this tree on the blog. I am including all Southern Appalachian trees for 2011 and had to change out some of the 2010 trees that do not live in the Southern Appalachians.

This Bigleaf Storax lives at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org

The tree grows next to a rock that is probably over 40 million years old, according to a local professor of geology.  The profile of the tree against the ancient rock looks quite haunting.

The Bigleaf Storax - Styrax grandifolia
Rebecca



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