Also called black tupelo and blackgum.  Part of tupelo  genus Nyssa and 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.

Adapted to wet sites.  Transplanting Tupelo can be difficult, except in the Spring.  Gives great red fall color, and visual interest in other seasons.

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