Place Osage Oranges (aka horse-apple or hedge-apple) under beds and in pantry to repel spiders and insects.   Scientific studies have found that extracts of Osage orange repel several insect species, in some studies just as well as the widely-used synthetic insecticide DEET.

Scientific Name: Maclura pomifera Common Name(s): Bodark, Horse apple, osage orange Edible: no Medicinal: yes Parts Used: stem, fruit

Bodark (also known as osage-orange or hedge-apple tree); the fruit repels insects as effectively as harmful pesticides!

Maclura pomifera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia osage orange tree. possible bug defense?

Dried Maclura pomifera flowers added to my holiday wreath for some natural sparkle

Dried Maclura pomifera flowers added to my holiday wreath for some natural sparkle

Building a Living Fence - wonder what Aussie plant I could use to do this for my front fence ...

Building a Living Fence

Major living fence applications in the United States have utilized Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s …

Building a Living Fence

Living Fences: How-To, Advantages, and Tips - Modern Homesteading

Build a living fence — use berry canes such as raspberries for a fence that produces food.

Una siepe impenetrabile con la Maclura pomifera

Una siepe impenetrabile con la Maclura pomifera

Maclura pomifera Osage Orange -- for use as hedge and dye?

Recently, a friend told me she found an orange growing here in the Palouse region of northern Idaho. Oranges … in northern Idaho?

MACLURA POMIFERA

MACLURA POMIFERA

Horse Apple Bodark Bois D Arc (maclura pomifera): The plant is a deciduous tree related to the mulberry. It can grow to 60 ft. tall and has large leaves and thorny branches. Its spherical, bumpy fruit is inedible, but is useful as an insect repellent, and a food for a variety of wildlife.  It is prized for the strength of it's wood, and still has many uses today. It also goes by many names, Bois d'Arc, Horse Apple, and Bodark .

Horse Apple Bodark Bois D Arc (maclura pomifera): The plant is a deciduous tree related to the mulberry. It can grow to 60 ft. tall and has large leaves and thorny branches. Its spherical, bumpy fruit is inedible, but is useful as an insect repellent, and a food for a variety of wildlife. It is prized for the strength of it's wood, and still has many uses today. It also goes by many names, Bois d'Arc, Horse Apple, and Bodark .

MACLURA POMIFERA

MACLURA POMIFERA

MACLURA POMIFERA

MACLURA POMIFERA

Oranger des Osages, Maclura pomifera

Oranger des Osages, Maclura pomifera

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