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Blackgum Photo courtesy of Steve Baskauf, Vanderbilt University, bioimages.vanderbilt.edu.

Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica)

Plant Family: Dogwood (Cornaceae)
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Deciduous Trees and Shrubs

Identification Hints: 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.

Did you Know? Blackgum is considered a good honey tree. In the wild, it is often found growing with flowering dogwood, yaupon, and black cherry trees. Blackgum fruits are poplular with birds and bears and the twigsare often browed by deer.

Live Map for Blackgum

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Below you can view all observations that have been reported in for Blackgum (If the map below is empty then there have not been any observations reported.)

Use the navigation buttons on the left to zoom in/out and pan around. Click on each place marker to get detail information about that observation.

Leaf/Needles/Stalk = Leaf/Needles/Stalk Flower = Flower Pollen = Pollen Fruiting = Fruiting Color = Color

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The table below displays all the data that has been submitted to Project BudBurst. By default, the data is sorted by the date on which the phenophase occurred. Clicking the up and down arrows next to each column name allows you to sort on any value. If there have been more than 10 observations submitted, you can choose how many to display at a time using the "Show __ entries" control. You can also page through the data using the previous and next buttons at the bottom right of the table.

The Search box allows you to search all of the data. Searching by date, species, phenophase, etc. is easy—just start typing and the table will immediately change to contain only observations that contain your search phrase. Do you want to see only 2012 observations? Just type "2012" in the search box. Only want to see maples? Enter "Acer." You can combine searches, too! Searching for "acer 2012" will narrow your results to only the maples that were observed in 2012 (assuming that any observations exist, of course).

Once you have your results in the order desired, you can use any of the buttons above the search box to copy the results to the clipboard; save them as a text, or spreadsheet; or even print them from your browser!

Observational data for Blackgum:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Tue Oct 11 00:00:00 GMT 2011 palaback Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica Leaves Changing Color (Late) 43.351200000000000 -72.040300000000000 13621
Fri Apr 05 00:00:00 GMT 2013 AimeeYousey Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica Fruit (Late) 35.226200000000000 -97.435000000000000 18717
Thu Oct 24 00:00:00 GMT 2013 dafsharjavan Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica 50% Leaf Fall 38.988100000000000 -76.941300000000000 22740
Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 GMT 2013 Spainhour15z Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica Leaves Dropping (Middle) 35.279900000000000 -81.076700000000000 22966
Mon Nov 04 00:00:00 GMT 2013 chogarth Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica 50% Color 39.174100000000000 -86.527600000000000 23124
Thu Nov 07 00:00:00 GMT 2013 chogarth Blackgum Nyssa sylvatica 50% Leaf Fall 39.174100000000000 -86.527600000000000 23125

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