hedge apple tree?

Clyde"the"Guide littlemalone at blomand.net
Mon Jan 19 17:03:16 EST 1998

chamil wrote:
> Does anyone know what a hedge apple tree is and why it chases away bugs?
> Thanks
> chamil at cinci.infi.net

The hedge apple is also known as the Osage orange and bois d'arc
(because the Native Americans preferred the wood over all others for
making bows) and it's Latin name is Maclura pomifera.
 It is not true that it chases away bugs. I have heard it said it would
repel roaches, but it does not.


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