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fringe tree

fringe tree

Oval opposite leaves with white “fringy” flowers in drooping clusters that look like shredded paper, and bluish black olive-like fruit with one stone. Fruit is edible but not good tasting. Bark tea has been used historically internally and externally to treat wounds, sores, infections, inflammations of the eye, mouth, gums, liver, gallbladder. Dried root bark used for liver, gallbladder pain, gallstones, jaundice, chronic weakness, headache, gallstones, rheumatism, pancreas, spleen, reduce sugar levels, stimulate appetite and digestion. A favorite plant for liver health.
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4: 52, 1837 (accepted name: Chionanthus ramiflorus Roxb.
Castanea alnifolia, Diospyros virginiana, Prunus serotina, Crataequs spathulata, Chionanthus virginica, Ilex decidua, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Acer saccharum, Ilex opaca, Cercis canadensis, Forestiera ligustrina, Quercus nigra, Ampelopsis arborea, Bignonia capreolata, Smilax smallii, Celtis laevigata, Prunus umbellata, Acer rubrum, Smilax bonanox, Vitis mustangesis, Smilax glauca, Asimina parviflora.
Contract awarded for Route 33 between Route Hapcheon-ocean Chionanthus retusus planting roadside construction