Plant Features: Black Gum

Blackgum – Nyssa sylvatica: A medium-sized tree whose branches stand at right angles to the trunk. Leaf: Alternate, simple, pinnately veined, obovate in shape with an entire margin, 3 to 5 inches long. Rarely toothed. Flower: Not showy, green-white in color, appearing with the leaves, hanging in clusters. Fruit: A dark, purplish-blue drupe, 1/2 inch long, … Read more