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Northwest Missouri State University


Nyssa sylvatica

Native. Leaves simple, alternate, 3-6 inches long. Beautiful scarlet fall color. height 30-50 feet. Pyramidal shape when young; rounded when mature. Bluish-black fruit is eaten by many species of birds. Makes an excellent specimen tree but prefers well-drained, acid soils with pH 5.5-6.5. Also known as Black Tupelo and Sour Gum.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.007 W94 52.956

Trail Number: G9

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Leaf - Blackgum

Spring - Blackgum

Summer - Blackgum

Summer '08 - Blackgum

Summer '08 Bark - Blackgum