Gum Tree, any tree that yields a sticky substance known as gum. The sour gum, also called tupelo, is common in the eastern United States. Other North American gum trees include the sweet gum and the eucalyptus, which was introduced into California from Australia. The sapodilla tree of southern Mexico and Central America is the source of a gum called chicle, which is used as the base for many types of chewing gum.
If you've heard of frankincense and myrrh, it's probably because you're familiar with the biblical account of Jesus' birth. But have you ever wondered what exactly it was the three wise men gifted Christ?
How can something as delicate and delicious as a cranberry thrive in something as filthy as a bog? Blame it on the durability of this most unusual and hardy plant.