Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


977

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious or Polygamo-dioecious

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

Common

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

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Mostly unisexual
5 sepals
5-10 petals or petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Drupe

 

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

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 (1968) 141-01-001a:
Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica   FAMILY Nyssaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blackgum, Black Tupelo, Sour Gum