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Dec 29, 2011 12:09 AM CST
|I should know what this is, but... Can you help me? We saw it in the Hill Country of Texas near Fredericksburg.|
Dec 29, 2011 12:11 AM CST
|Here are a couple more photos. The fruit looks like a nut - but it's squishy (when stepped on) and mostly hollow. |
Dec 29, 2011 6:41 AM CST
|Osage Orange or Bois-d'arc commonly pronounced bodark. Maclura pomifera|
The old timers used to place the bodark balls under their homes which were built on pier and beam. The fruits have a reputation of repelling bugs.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.
Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Dec 29, 2011 6:48 AM CST
|Also known as horse apples!|
Dec 29, 2011 8:11 AM CST
|I agree, Maclura pomifera and you should add your great photo's to the Plant Database: Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)|
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Dec 29, 2011 2:01 PM CST
|Thank you all VERY much!!!|
Dec 29, 2011 3:23 PM CST
|Yes, that fruit gave it away, didn't it? I've got a small plant that came up sometime, but need to move it somewhere. Mostly because it can't grow into a real tree where it is. |
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Dec 30, 2011 1:51 PM CST
|Anyone who grew up in Pittsburgh knows what that is: a Monkey Ball Tree. God gave them to us so kids can have monkey ball fights. |