Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Woods from the Edge of the Road 3

December 4, 2016

This is an osage orange (Maclura pomifera) tree, one of a line of them planted between the old farmer’s field and the road. If you click through to Wikipedia’s entry on this tree, be sure to scroll down to “Uses.”


3 responses

  1. They are interesting trees! I like the way the fallen fruit looks in this picture.


    December 4, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    • They tend to be very branch-y. If you clicked through to Wikipedia, you know that that’s one reason farmers planted them. If planted close enough to each other, they could act as a fence to keep in the livestock. Did you see two of the “oranges” still caught in the tree?


      December 4, 2016 at 2:20 PM

  2. Yes, I remember that about Osage oranges being planted that way – somewhere, (in NY I think) I know I’ve seen it done. So those guys are caught there, and not on their stems? Funny when that happens!

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    December 8, 2016 at 9:33 PM

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