Also called blackgum, and punctuated black-gum and black gum.  Part of family Nyssaceae.

Native to eastern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Nyssa hosts caterpillars of 30 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

In its native area, recommended as a specimen tree.   Gives great red fall color, and visual interest in other seasons.  Adapted to wet sites.  Transplanting can be difficult, except in the Spring.   Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

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