Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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 blackwater river swamps, depressions in pinelands, pocosins, either where inundated for substantial periods of time or in more-or-less permanently saturated peaty soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
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 biflora   FAMILY Nyssaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nyssa biflora   FAMILY Cornaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 141-01-001b:
Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora   FAMILY Nyssaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Tupelo, Swamp Blackgum, Swamp Gum, Water Gum