Diospyros texana

Common Name:  Texas Persimmon

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habit--Texas persimmon is a small tree bark--notice how smooth the bark is
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leaves--do you see how the margins of the leaves are curved downward?  Margins like this are called revolute margins. leaves again
These young fruits turn dark purple/black at maturity, and at that point are edible and tasty (although there is not much "meat" to eat on a Texas persimmon).  Note the short hairs that cover the fruits. flowers drooping, imperfectly unisexual