Text Box: Sourwood is an understory tree usually found in dry uplands.  
Text Box: Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC.; Sourwood
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Deeply ridged bark, broken into crevices.

The form of the trunk is often bending and arching through the understory.

Fruits clusters persist after flowers have fallen.

Simple alternate leaves that are finely serrate.