The Waking Tree: Introduction

Scientific name:           Maclura pomifera Common names:        Hedge tree, Bois d’arc, Osage Orange In Texas, we call it bodark.  The Osage Indians used to make bows from its curved and supple limbs.  Two of the tree’s names are derived from this fact.  (Bois d’arc means “wood of the bow.”  The fruit of the... Continue Reading →

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