Also called black tupelo and blackgum.

Native to eastern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by 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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