Texas Snowbells

Plant

What are they?

  • deciduous shrub
  • blooms each April
  • white bell-shaped flowers
  • heart-shaped green leaves (green on top and silvery white underneath)
  • 18 feet tall 10 feet wide
  • rarely gets the chance to grow
  • irresistible food for deer, goats, sheep, and other animals

Ring a Bell ?

  • remaining left found on limestone cliffs and bedrock ledges above streams in the western part of the Texas Hill Country
  • listed as endangered
- 1984 (39 remaining)
- 2004 (10 remaining)

  • take up to 14 years to reach reproductive maturity level
  • largest and healthiest remaining of the population are in Devils River Basin of Val Verde County