The bright fall leaves of the black gum.
black gum definition by Webster's New World
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a tall, deciduous tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) with sour purple fruits and leaves that turn scarlet in the fall, found in moist forests of the E U.S.
black gum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
See sour gum.