Ilex opaca (American holly) - native to the southeast U.S. The berries provide important nourishment for various bird species in winter (but are toxic to humans). Larval host for Henry's Elfin butterflies. Flowers provide pollen as a food source for honey bees.
E Starfruit has an impressive list of essential nutrients, phytonutrients, enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins. HEALTH BENEFITS: - Lowers body temperature (in fever) - Naturally lowers high blood pressure - Soothing to throat in the case of cough - Increases lactation in nursing mothers - Prevents respiratory infections - Prevents viral infections - Prevents colon cancer
Sugar Apple. While called an apple, this fruit looks more like a raspberry because of it’s lumpy outer shell. Inside, sugar apples have a sweet yellowish flesh that has the texture and taste of custard. In fact, another name for the sugar apple is custard apple. This fruit is popular in Southern Asia, although it is native to the Americas. Growers in Taiwan combined it with a cherimoya to make the atemoya. - Delish.com
Image: citrus canker-infected leaves from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s website about citrus diseases. If you see signs any of these four serious diseases on your citrus trees, please contact the USDA for proper treatment of your tree. Recently, citrus canker has been reported to have infected a tree in Houston. It is a highly contagious disease and the USDA is working to contain the disease to prevent an outbreak that could affect the Texas citrus industry.