Unit 8 (008)
Unit 8 includes a number or tropical plant families, which have a few temperate plants
that are in the landscape.
The common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) is native in the eastern United States,
and has edible fruit that are the size of a large cherry. The unripe fruit can really pucker
up your mouth if you eat them. The bark looks like it is made of chunks or charcoal.
The plum size persimmon in grocery stores is the Japanese persimmon (Diospyros
3. Trumpet Vine dermatitis or rash
Campsis radicans can cause a rash on some people. I saw it on one student several
years ago, but that is the only time I ever saw someone react.