Osage-Orange: Tree Out of Time

December 2005
New York State Conservationist;Dec2005, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p10
This article focuses on the Osage-orange tree. Its fruit is inedible and often stays on the tree after the leaves have fallen off. The tree got its name from the Osage Indians who used its wood for making hunting bows and war clubs. The survival traits of the plant include its thorny twigs and its latex sap which contains chemicals that discourage animals from browsing its leaves.


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