|Figure 53.Fringetree (Chionanthus virginica)|
Habitat and range.The fringetree is found in moist thickets and along streams from Delaware to Florida and Texas.
Description.The fringetree is from 6 to 20 feet in height, with the trunk covered with a light-colored bark. It has smooth entire leaves. The white flowers, which from their drooping character give a fringelike appearance, are produced in May and June, are borne in dense clusters, and are followed by fleshy, bluish-black fruits containing a 1-seeded nut.
Part used.The bark of the root.