All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Don't stand under a <strong>Hedgeapple</strong> (<em>Maclura pomifera</em>) tree when these fruits are ripe, you may end up with one on your head! Once when I was teaching a group of students about trees, I heard them talking about "Monkey Brains," I h...
Don't stand under a Hedgeapple (Maclura pomifera) tree when these fruits are ripe, you may end up with one on your head! Once when I was teaching a group of students about trees, I heard them talking about "Monkey Brains," I had to laugh when I saw them holding up one of these fruits! This tree is also known as Osage Orange. It has a beautiful, bright yellow wood when freshly cut.

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