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Black Tupelo

Nyssa sylvatica


The species name "sylvatica," meaning "of the woods" is very fitting, as these trees were found in a forested swampland less than a kilometer from the ocean. These trees are quite rare and habitat-specific in Maine.


Forested swampland at Ferry Beach State Park.



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Saco, Maine, USA

Lat: 43.48, Long: -70.39

Spotted on Aug 10, 2013
Submitted on Nov 23, 2013

Spotted for mission

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