Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Osage Orange

What is it? Too bad I have already answered that question in the title to this entry.
Cheryl and Maya found this wonderful Osage Orange on the ground of the Museum and Science Center where Maya's pre-school is located. Smells wonderful according to some - Grandpa couldn't smell much!

Also known as a "hedge apple" for its tendency to grow in hedgerows especially in the midwest. Below is a picture of what the wood looks like. The Wood Database reports that the wood is prized for turning..... see image at the bottom.

Wooden bowl turned from Osage Orange.
Also prized by young children for rolling about on the floor as a generally delightful play thing!

1 comment:

Maeve said...

I've seen those around Drew's campus...they're cool!