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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Maclura pomifera [=Toxylon pomiferum]

Osage-orange, Hedge-Apple, Bowwood

Scientific Name:

Maclura pomifera [=Toxylon pomiferum]

Genus:

Maclura

Species Epithet:

pomifera

Common Name:

Osage-orange, Hedge-Apple, Bowwood

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Moraceae (Mulberry Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Size:

12-36 ft., 36-72 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Habitat Description:

Fields, hedgerows,forests, naturalized from extensive planting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries,

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Notes:

Not native to NC. Native of TX, OK, AR, and LA

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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