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Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Nyssa sylvatia

Flower Description:

Flowers are not showy, but beneficial to bees. Berry is .5 inches long, mature to dark blue and are sour. Attractive to birds and wildlife.

Season BloomLate Spring
HabitatEasily grown in moist soils and useful along shorelines, Rain Gardens and as a shade tree.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are simple, alternate obovate and smooth. Pointed at the tip, sometimes with an erratic toothed margin, but often smooth and shiny. 5 " long and 2 " wide. Offers spectacular scarlet fall color.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade, Sun