One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Asian tree related to the storax, bearing clusters of fragrant white hanging flowers at midsummer.
Styrax japonica, family Styracaceae
- ‘Jean's fragrant snowbell accents a corner of the house and scents the air around the bench with its springtime blooms.’
- ‘Emerging from the skylight, I turn and walk right into a pearlescent heaven of snowbells (what a thoughtfully beautiful and observant name, like all the old names) and their perfume.’
- ‘Star magnolias, Japanese snowbell, dogwoods, and a white fringe tree are planted on either side of another bluestone path that cuts through the sophisticated woodland.’
- ‘Other woody plants include fragrant sumac, evergreen sumac, little walnut, Mexican buckeye, Texas persimmon, Texas snowbell, and western white honeysuckle.’
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