|Osage Orange, Hedge apples, Osage apples, Maclura
pomifera (Raf.) Schneid, Moraceae.
Sold at the South Bend, Indiana's Farmers Market, used to repel rodents, arachnoids and insects.
Native American Medicine: Root bark used to make a yellow dye; root in cold infusion as an eye wash.
Wood and branches used as raw material for bow, canes, staves, and ceremonial staff. Comanche, Kiowa, Omaha, Paunee, Pima, Ponca, Seminole and other used Osage to make bows. Considered by most First People nations as the premier bow making wood.
|Hedge apple, Osage orange, stick one or two in the pantry to keep the insects away, a couple in the garage to keep the rodents from taking up residence.|