Scientific name
Nyssa sylvatica
Blackgum (also known as black tupelo) is a deciduous tree with oval to obovate shaped leaves that have wavy margins and are shiny on top. The flowers occur in small, greenish-white clusters.

Scientific name
Cornus florida
Also Known As
Eastern dogwood
One of the showiest dogwoods in the East due to its large, white, rounded bracts (look like petals). Dogwoods have prominent leaf veins which curve parallel to the margins of the leaves. They are unusual in having flower parts in fours.

Scientific name
Cornus nuttallii
Also Known As
Western dogwood
Pacific dogwood is a Western tree with 4 large white rounded bracts that look like the petals of a flower. The leaves are arranged oppositely and have prominent veins that curve parallel to the margins of the leaves.