Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Nyssaceae, Sourgum family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blackgum, Black Tupelo, Sour Gum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nyssa sylvatica   FAMILY: Nyssaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa sylvatica   FAMILY: Cornaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica 141-01-001a   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Look for it in dry or mesic upland forests, less commonly in bottomlands, pine savannas, or upland deressions, where occasionally inundated briefly

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Tupelo, Swamp Blackgum, Swamp Gum, Water Gum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nyssa biflora   FAMILY: Nyssaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa biflora   FAMILY: Cornaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora 141-01-001b   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Look for it in blackwater river swamps, depressions in pinelands, pocosins, either where inundated for substantial periods of time or in more-or-less permanently saturated peaty soils

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Bear Tupelo, Apalachicola Tupelo
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nyssa ursina   FAMILY: Nyssaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa ursina   FAMILY: Cornaceae

 

Look for it in stringers, flatwoods depressions

Rare, endemic to the FL Panhandle

Native: Florida

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Water Tupelo, Cotton Gum, Tupelo Gum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nyssa aquatica   FAMILY: Nyssaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa aquatica   FAMILY: Cornaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa aquatica 141-01-002   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Look for it in river swamps, where inundated for substantial periods of time

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ogeechee Tupelo, Ogeechee Lime, Ogeechee Plum
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY: Nyssaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nyssa ogeche   FAMILY: Cornaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nyssa ogeche 141-01-003   FAMILY: Nyssaceae

 

Look for it in river swamps and wet forests with peaty soils, also in upland depression ponds

Common (rare in SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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