Cousin to the mulberry tree, you can use every part of this beautiful plan. The distinctive fruit resembles chartreuse orbs, and has been used as a decoration due to its purported ability to repel spiders and other bugs. It has a wonderful aroma and the wood is prized for its durability, flexibility, and marvelous color. It’s often used in bow making. The finer particles of the wood can be used for dyeing. The seeds are edible and taste delicious. The young tree is used as a hedge because of its thorns.
Also known as the Hedge Apple, Osage Orange, Monkey Balls, Bois D’arc, and Monkey Brains.