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Illustration of black gum flowers and fruits.

Black Gum

Black gum, Nyssa sylvatica.

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Illustration of black haw leaves, flowers, fruit.

Black Haw

Black haw, Viburnum prunifolium.

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Illustration of black haw leaves, flowers, fruit.

Black Haw

Viburnum prunifolium
Black haw is a small understory tree with beautiful fall color — deep lavender or maroon-purple, finally becoming deep rose-red. Its clusters of blue-black berries, borne on red stalks, happen to be quite tasty. No wonder it has been cultivated as an ornamental since 1727!

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Illustration of black hickory compound leaf and fruit.

Black Hickory

Black hickory, Carya texana.

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Illustration of black hickory compound leaf and fruit.

Black Hickory

Carya texana
Black hickory is also called the Ozark pignut hickory. Its nut, like that of the pignut hickory (Carya glabra), is awfully hard to crack. Because rural Ozarkers noticed their hogs had no trouble extracting the sweet kernels, both species came to be called "pignut hickories."

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Illustration of black locust leaves and flowers.

Black Locust

Black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia.

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Image of a black locust leaf

Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia
Black locust, a member of the bean family, is easy to appreciate in May and June, when its showy white clusters of flowers perfume the breeze with their sweet smell. Bees like the flowers, too.

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Image of a black locust leaf

Black Locust Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance black locust trees in Missouri.

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Image of a black oak leaf

Black Oak

Quercus velutina
Famed botanical author Donald Culross Peattie admitted that, when judged by ornamental and lumbering value, black oak lacks "benign grace" and "seems to have few civic or domestic associations." But, he pointed out, "as a forest tree, as part of the hard, untamed, original sylva, it has a rough, unbending grandeur of its own."

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