Nyssa sylvatica, Black Gum, Black Tupelo

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Found in a variety of sites from creek bottoms to upland slopes in eastern North America, Black Gum is noted for its beautiful yellow to orange to scarlet fall foliage.  Bees make a flavorful honey from the nectar-rich flowers, while many birds and mammals enjoy the juicy fruit.

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Nyssa sylvatica

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