- Plant IDs
- ID By Type
- Deciduous Trees
- Nyssa sylvatica
Common name: Black gum, sour gum, tupelo
Nyssa sylvatica is a deciduous tree native to Eastern North America. It is found in our ENA Garden. Unusually, the leaves are of various shapes. It has an olive-like, black fruit, an important food source for migrating birds.
Fall colour photo by Hughie Jones in the Garden, Oct. 2021
Leaf and fruit photo by KATHERINE WAGNER-REISS, via Wikimedia Commons