Wild Florida Photo - Chionanthus virginicus

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Chionanthus virginicus

WHITE FRINGETREE

OLD-MAN'S BEARD

Florida native

 

The drooping clusters of white flowers are distinctive on this small tree of stream banks, wet hammocks and floodplain forests. The corolla is deeply 4-lobed, the lobes being linear and 2-3 cm long. The fruit is 1-1.5 cm long.

 
Chionanthus virginicus is a member of the Oleaceae - Olive family.

Other species of the Chionanthus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Chionanthus pygmaeus - PIGMY FRINGETREE