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Common Persimmon Fact Sheet

Family:  Ebenaceae - Ebony family
Latin name:  Diospyros virginiana
Common name:  Persimmon, Common persimmon, American persimmon
Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon  - Tree habit in winter Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon  - Tree habit in summer Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon -younger trees bark is gray-brown with orange in the fissures. older trees, bark is brown to black and broken into rectangular checkered sections Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon leaves are elliptic, 2 1/25 1/2 inches long. Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon leaves, twigs, and sepals in summer.  Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon fruit in summer Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon young plants surrounding the tree in early fall Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon fruit in late summer Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon fruit, sepal, and twigs in fall Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon twigs, buds and mature fruit in fall. Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon twigs and sepals in winter.  Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon winter photo branches, twigs and buds Diospyros virginiana - Persimmon stumps of 'twin trees'

References:

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/volume_2/diospyros/virginiana.htm

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