Styrax japonicus

Scientific Name: Styrax japonicus
Common Name: Japanese snowbell

Dangling, fragrant white flowers on horizontal branches help identify Japanese snowbell.
Photographer: Geneva Wirth

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A non-native, invasive shrub in the U.S. It could be confused with northern spicebush when not in bloom. Dangling white flowers in spring give way in summer to dangling greenish drupes—egg-shaped, fingertip-sized fruits.