Florida State Tree
feet) and lance-shaped, leaf stalks are long, extend through the leaf, and are without sharp edges; green in color, overall leaf nearly round and several feet long.
Small white flowers occur on large (several feet), branched clusters, appearing in early summer.
Fleshy drupe, nearly round, 1/3 to 1/2 inch across, dark shiny blue,
maturing in early fall and persistent into the winter.
Absent, since leaves appear directly out of the unbranched trunk.
Gray-brown, tough, split vertically.
Tall (to 80 feet), straight trunk with a short rounded crown.
Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen,
Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag
Handbook 654; range map source information