Titi-A Small Deciduous Tree

Published 5:46 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Titi (Cyrilla racemiflora) is a small deciduous tree native to the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains from southeastern Virginia to East Texas. It occurs on the edges of forested wetlands on Alligator River, Pocosin Lakes, Mattamuskeet, and Swanquarter National Wildlife Refuges. It blooms in June and attracts a wide range of bees and butterflies. The long strings of flowers mature into seed capsules in the fall. Songbirds nest in the dense branches and eat the seeds throughout the winter.