Craig's Mill Trail
Chesterfield, SC

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ALSO KNOWN AS BLACKGUM

Leaf: Alternate, simple, pinnately veined, obovate in shape with an entire margin, 3 to 5 inches long. Rarely toothed.

Flower: Not showy, green-white in color, appearing with the leaves, hanging in clusters.

Fruit: A dark, purplish-blue drupe, 1/2 inch long, with a fleshy coating surrounding a ribbed pit.

Twig: Slender, red-brown to gray in color, with a diaphragmed pith. One to 2 inch curved spur shoots are often present. Buds are multicolored, including purple and green.

Bark: Gray, quite often blocky--resembling alligator hide on very old stems. Otherwise scaly or ridged and ashy-gray (nearly nondescript).

Form: A medium-sized tree, with slightly curled spur shoots. Branches stand at right angles to the trunk.





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