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Sideroxylon lanuginosum Michx.
Gum bumelia, Gum bully, Woollybucket bumelia, Chittamwood, Gum elastic, Coma
USDA Symbol: SILA20
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Gum bumelia is a multi-trunked tall shrub or medium-sized tree to 48 feet tall or more. The stems and branches are spiny, especially on the ends of smaller branchlets.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers are in small clusters, sweet, fragrant, open in mid-summer.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low , Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
is eaten by birds, and white-tailed deer browse the leaves and fruit. The flowers provide early season nourishment for honey bees. Use Other:
The Kiowa Indians used a substance in the outer bark
as chewing gum. Fragrant Flowers:
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-1199
Collected 2012-08-31 in Montgomery County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Record Last Modified: 2011-09-17