Sunday, August 9, 2009

Osage Orange


There are three Osage orange (Maclura pomifera) trees at Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, all in the lower part of the cemetery, where the ground gets really wet in the winter. I stopped by to see if there were any fruit on the most accessibly tree and only saw a couple, way up high. Last year, around Christmas, there were scads of them on the ground under the tree. I wonder if it'll be the same this year or if the drought has slowed down the tree's reproductive urges. I drew a branch and will check back again to see what's happening with the fruit.

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