(Nyssa aquatica)

Large aquatic tree, with swollen base; long, straight trunk; narrow, open crown of spreading branches and light or dark gray bark. Arranged alternately along the twig, the large, dark green, deciduous leaves lighter and hairy on underside, turn red in fall.

(Quercus nigra )

Medium to tall tree with alternate, small, thick, leathery, deciduous leaves variable in shape, but often wedge-shaped; and dark gray, smooth-to-scaly bark.

(Itea virginica)

Deciduous shrub, also known as Virginia Willow, with slender, arching, brown to gray branches and smooth, scaly bark. Alternate, dark green leaves turning brilliant red, orange and yellow in fall and early winter.

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