Date Posted: Mar 10, 2016
It's a black titi affair in the Panhandle! Black titi (pronounced tie-tie) is blooming!
Black titi (Cliftonia monophylla) is a perennial evergreen shrub to small tree that produces fragrant clusters of white to pinkish blooms. It is the only species in the genus Cliftonia.
Black titi typically blooms in the spring. It is a wonderful attracter of pollinators -- specifically honeybees who use its nectar and pollen to produce honey -- and is also browsed by deer.
It is also known as the buckwheat tree. Find out why on our blog.
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