Black tupelo, Blackgum
10-12 mm long, berrylike, elliptical, blue-black, with thin bitter or sour pulp
Creek bottoms, relatively dry upper and middle slopes of the Appalachian Mountains, on the banks of swamps, ponds, and estuaries of the Coastal Plain, and in low coves and seepages which remain wet year-round
Partial shade to full sun
Black tupelo will tolerate brief spring flooding on alluvial sites and is common on the relatively dry upper and middle slopes in the Appalachian Mountains.
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