American snowbell (Styrax americanus) belongs to the family Styracaceae. It is a small deciduous tree that is native to the southeastern United States. This tree generally grows in swamps and on floodplains and in other wet locations, and up to 5 m tall. The leaves are elliptic to ovate, dark green, and up to 10 cm long. The bell-shaped, pendulous, mildly fragrant, white flowers which bloom April to early June, singly or in clusters of 1-4, from the leaf axils or stem ends.