Nyssa aquatica L.

Water tupelo growing with bald cypress

Water tupelo is a deciduous tree

  • Scientific Name: Nyssa aquatica L.
  • Common Name: Water tupelo, Tupelo gum
  • Group: Dicot
  • Family: Cornaceae (Nyssaceae) Sour Gum family
  • Wetland Indicator Category: OBL
  • Emergent, large, deciduous tree
  • Grows in swamps, freshwater ponds, lakes and pond margins
  • Native