Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


975

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or Polygamo-dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in river swamps, where inundated for substantial periods of time, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Green
5 sepals
5-10 petals or petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Purple
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Cornales

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 (1968) 141-01-002:
Nyssa aquatica   FAMILY Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Nyssa uniflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Tupelo, Cotton Gum, Tupelo Gum