These include black gum (Nyssa sylvatica
), chestnut oak (Quercus montana), chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminate), mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa), pignut hickory (Carya glabra), shumard oak (Queruc shumardii), sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) and yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea).
Eisenhauer, regional director for Natural Lands, is cautious about proclaiming an immediate demise for the trees, Nyssa sylvatica
, also known as black gum, black tupelo, or pepperidge.
Occasional native food plants include sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC.; Ericaceae), common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis L.; Rubiaceae), sassafras (Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees; Lauraceae), wax myrtle (Morella cerifera (L.) Small; Myricaceae), ash (Fraxinus spp.; Oleaceae), blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica
Marshall; Cornaceae), oak (Quercus spp.; Fagaceae), American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.; Platanaceae), and willow (Salix spp.; Salicaceae) (Worth et al.
Miscellaneous hardwoods included all other hardwoods with Acer rubrum (red maple) and Nyssa sylvatica
(black gum) being the most abundant species.
, or tupelo, has magnificent colour and although it is slow-growing.
, or tupelo, has magnificent colour and although it eventually makes a large tree it is slow-growing.
, or tupelo (above), has magnificent colour and although it makes a large tree, it grows slowly.
is the only tree species not previously recorded and may have been overlooked in previous investigations.
Dominant species in the sapling stratum included Acer rubrum, Nyssa sylvatica
, and Prunus alabamensis.
The Water Tupelo, Nyssa aquatica, and the Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica
, can be found throughout the state, and both trees have attractive autumn foliage.
Black gum (Nyssa sylvatica
) is a large tree (up to 50 feet tall) with a narrow pyramidal shape that provides stunning fall color.
There, common rush (Juncus patens) filters the water, while its roots and the roots of a Tupelo tree (Nyssa sylvatica
) aid infiltration.