snowdrop trees
Halesia Ha*le"si*a (h[.a]*l[=e]"zh[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of American shrubs containing several species, called {snowdrop trees}, or silver-bell trees. They have showy, white flowers, drooping on slender pedicels. [1913 Webster]

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