Edible Plant Species

Osmanthus americana Benth. & Hook. f. Oleaceae. AMERICAN OLIVE. DEVIL WOOD.
Carolinas and southward.
The fruit is eatable according to Pursh. The fruit is of no value according to Vasey.


O. fragrans Lour. FRAGRANT OLIVE.
Himalayan region, China and Japan.
The scented flowers are used for flavoring teas in China and Japan.


Osteomeles anthyllidifolia Lindl. Rosaceae.
Islands of the Pacific and China.
The fruit is said to be white and sweet.


Osyris arborea Wall. Santalaceae.
East Indies.
In Kumaun, the leaves are used as a substitute for tea.