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Re: garden trivia

They are a cockroach deterrent only if one happens to fall directly
on said insect! (Could also act as a human deterrent...) The wood is
virtually indestructible and when burned, produces more heat than any
other NA wood.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Oct 20, 2005, at 2:11 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

>    Maclura pomifera, or Osage oranges were named after the Osage
> Indians of
> Arkansas and Missouri, and brought East by the Lewis and Clark
> expedition.
> French explorers named the tree bois dbarc, or bbow wood,b which
> was
> corrupted to bBodark,b a name given to some towns in the Midwest,
> where
> the fruits
> are sometimes called bBodark apples.b    The fruits, which look
> remarkably
> like
> brains, are an effective cockroach deterrant.

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