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Maclura pomifera

Osage Orange
Moraceae
Deciduous, Trees

Native from Arkansas to Oklahoma and Texas. Fast growth to 60 ft. tall and 40 ft. wide (though often less), with spreading, open habit. Young branches are thornier than mature ones. Wood is orange in color and very hard. Glossy medium green leaves to 5 in. long. If a male plant is present, female plants may bear 4-in.-wide, inedible fruits (so-called hedge-apples) that look like bumpy yellow-green oranges.

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