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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 a 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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