Osage Trees

Osage Trees

About Osage Trees

Maclura pomifera, commonly called Osage-orange, hedge-apple, Horse-apple, Bois d'arc, Bodark, or Bodock is a small deciduous tree or large shrub, typically growing to 815 metres (2649 ft) tall. It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on different plants. The fruit, a multiple fruit, is roughly spherical, but bumpy, and 715 cm in diameter. It is filled with a sticky white latex. In fall, its color turns a bright yellow-green. It is not closely related to the orange: Maclura belongs to the mulberry family, Moraceae, while oranges belong to the family Rutaceae.

Contributions by MPF, Snafflekid, and Pinethicket.