Status: Occasional; found mostly in wasted land nearby residential areas.
Description: A climbing shining shrub that normally grows up to 4 m tall but in the presence of a support it may grow up to 6 to 7 m. Branches are vine-like, climbing or drooping that can reach 10 m in length. Leaves are simple, thin, shining and arranged alternately along the branches and oval or broadly ovate in shape and 4 to 9 cm long and 3 to 5 cm wide. Leaves are dark green in colour with two to three conspicuous lateral veins that spring from the base of the leaf. It has toothed margin and pointed tip and rounded base. Inflorescence is a cyme, appears in the axils of the leaves. Flowers are small, about 0.4 cm in diameter and greenish-yellow in colour. There are five greenish sepals, which are ovately-triangular in shaped, giving a star-like appearance to the flower. Petals are five in number, rounded and hood shaped and yellow in colour. Fruits are small capsules, about 1 cm in diameter. Young fruits are green and fleshy, turning to dark brown with age. Each fruit contains three, small, greyish seeds.
Albizia saman (Jacq.) F. Muell
Status: Occasional; it was once "common in whole archipelago" (Forsberg, 1957) but now it is found only occasionally mainly in some northern islands.
Ecology, propagation and management: Scrambled egg tree is capable of growing on all kinds of soil including coastal sands. Like other species of Cassia it also loves full sun but is capable of growing in partially shaded places also. Initially it requires frequent watering but tolerates drought once established. Propagation is by seeds. Pods are allowed to dry on the plant itself and after that they are opened manually to collect the seeds. Seeds are sown directly and no pretreatment is required.
Grape Family (Vitaceae)
Teas made from this plant have been used to treat numerous ailments including jaundice, gonorrhea, and rash caused by contact with poison sumac.
Virginia-Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
Fruits are small, blue-black berries about the size of peas. Many fruits aggregate in small terminal clusters. Each berry contains 3 or fewer seeds.
Leaves are alternate (1 leaf per node) and compound consisting of 5 (rarely 3 or 7) leaflets. Leaflets radiate from a central point like fingers from the palm of your hand. The oblong leaflets are 2 to 6 inches long and have toothed edges.
Virginia creeper is native of eastern North America. In Ohio, it grows throughout the state. It is found in both natural areas such as woods, fields, and stream banks and disturbed sites including orchards, vineyards, roadsides, fencerows, and no-tillage fields. Sometimes it creeps along the ground but usually it climbs over trees, fences, utility poles, or buildings. This woody vine tolerates a wide range of soil conditions from dry and sandy to moist and rich. It is adapted to grow in full sun but is also moderately tolerant of shade.