Eastern Swampprivet - Foresteria acuminata
Found along the Mississippi River and other scattered locations throughout the southern states, including the coastal plains, this species is a shrub or small tree (30 feet or so) with a short trunk, thin bark, and upward-swept branches. The leaves are pointed and broad at the base, as much as five inches in length and somewhat toothed above the middle; they have long leafstalks. The male and female flowers are typically borne on separate trees and lack petals. The stony fruits are an inch in diameter and contain a single seed.