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Foliage has been used to feed silkworms and a yellow die has been made from the root bark. Apples are delicious, nutritious treats for horses, and people, but contain a lot of sugars. [10] A thornless male cultivar of the species exists and is vegetatively reproduced for ornamental use. Climbing Nightshade (European Bittersweet, Deadly Nightshade, Violet Bloom, Blue Nightshade, Soda Apple, Poisonous Nightshade, Felonwort, Devil's Apple, Scarlet Berry, Woody Nightshade, Blue Blindweed) ... Plants Non-Toxic to Horses. One study found elemol to be as effective a mosquito repellent as DEET. They also have antioxidant properties that help protect against cancer-inducing oxidative damage, which can lead to various health problems. An apple is similar to feeding your horse straight sugar cubes (which some people do … Palmer and Fowler's Fieldbook of Natural History 2nd edition rates Osage orange wood as being at least twice as hard and strong as white oak (Quercus alba). [43], "Bois d'arc" redirects here. Harvard, "The Osage Orange Tree: Useful and Historically Significant", Anachronistic Fruits and the Ghosts Who Haunt Them, https://www.wood-database.com/osage-orange/, Southern Research Station (www.srs.fs.fed.us), "Facts and Myths Associated with "Hedge Apples, "HPLC Determination of Isoflavone Levels in Osage Orange from the United States Midwest and South", "Hedgerows no match for bulldozers in postwar years". According to Vine’s Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of the Southwest a bushel of fruit will yield approximately 24,500 seeds weighing about 2 pounds and if stored at 41 degrees, the seeds will retain viability for 3 years or more.INSIGHT:  The Native American Osage Indians used bois d’ arc to make bows hence the name, and also war clubs. [29], Osajin and pomiferin are isoflavones present in the wood and fruit in an approximately 1:2 ratio by weight, and in turn comprise 4–6% of the weight of dry fruit and wood samples. Even the trusty horse-safe stand-bys such as apples and carrots are too sugary. TYPE:  Deciduous shade treeHEIGHT:  40 to 60 feetSPREAD:  40 feetFINAL SPACING:  Probably shouldn’t plant in most cases. Muscle spasms 11. Bloody feces 7. 2 (2001): 14-21. Bois 'd arc fruit (horse apples) Each small drupe is oblong, compressed and rounded; they contain a milky latex which oozes when the fruit is damaged or cut. The plant has significant potential to invade unmanaged habitats.[3]. Death Chronic Aflatoxin Poisoning 1. It does not need very much water although deep soils are much better than shallow rocky soils. The bright orange wood can be used for fenceposts and construction material because it takes forever to rot. Nuts – Oak acorns and Beechnuts (see right) can be toxic to horses. Due to its l… Placement of hedge apples around the foundation or inside the basement is claimed to provide relief from cockroaches, spiders, boxelder bugs, crickets and other pests. Arnoldia 61, no. The saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away has withstood the test of time because of the impressive health … The wood of M. pomifera is golden to bright yellow but fades to medium brown with ultraviolet light exposure. Squirrels and chipmunks love hedge apples; humans do not, but they're not poisonous. photo credit: WxMom. Crossbills are said to peck the seeds out. In the springtime, emerging leaves may taste fresher to your horse than a dry hay bale. [32] The sharp-thorned trees were also planted as cattle-deterring hedges before the introduction of barbed wire and afterward became an important source of fence posts. And they particularly don't like the fruit—the hedge apples. Large chunks of the tree will often die and borers frequently attack the iron-like wood causing further problems. Both, as they are for humans. The glycoside podophyllotoxin in contained in mayapple and is toxic to horses should they ingest all or a portion of the plant. Cutting the apple in half makes it more effective. Because horses are trickle feeders and graze for the majority of the time they are awake, on rare occasions they can eat something poisonous. Some people are allergic to the milky sap from the stems, leaves and fruit and develop dermatitis. It is definitely native to the Great Blackland Prairies of Texas. It is loaded with juice that is milky and acid. The leaf axils contain formidable spines which when mature are about 2.5 centimetres (1 in) long. [10] Meriwether Lewis was told that the people of the Osage Nation, "So much … esteem the wood of this tree for the purpose of making their bows, that they travel many hundreds of miles in quest of it. [6] The edible seeds of the fruit are used by squirrels as food. I was once told that the milk in the horse apples are poisonous to roaches, spread them around your house & no more roach problems. They apparently love the taste. The fruit or horse apples have been historically used to repel cockroaches and fleas. Rough hair coat 4. In addition most homeowners wouldn't mind entrepreneurs cleaning up their yards. [11][3][12][13] By providing a barrier that was "horse-high, bull-strong, and pig-tight", Osage orange hedges provided the "crucial stop-gap measure for westward expansion until the introduction of barbed wire a few decades later". [3] They are generally set up green because the dried wood is too hard to reliably accept the staples used to attach the fencing to the posts. The horse apples form on the female plants only.FLOWERS AND FRUIT:  The insignificant flowers form in the spring from April to June. In some cases, fruit- or nut-bearing trees contribute to colics when horses gorge on their produce. In 1810, Bradbury relates that he found two Maclura pomifera trees growing in the garden of Pierre Chouteau, one of the first settlers of Saint Louis, apparently the same person. If you have horses and a garden, you'll have to be careful that you do not have certain plants on your property. The root system seems shallow and not durable. In addition, apple seeds contain cyanide, a highly toxic chemical to most animals. Although insect deterrent compounds have been extracted from hedge apples in laboratory studies, these do not provide a logical explanation about why hedge apples would work as claimed. Because most of these toxic trees don’t taste very good, horses will leave them alone. [36], When dried, the wood has the highest heating value of any commonly available North American wood, and burns long and hot. Although the flowering is dioecious, the pistillate tree when isolated will still bear large oranges, perfect to the sight but lacking the seeds. Weight loss 2. The compound fruit is a syncarp of numerous small drupes, in which the carpels (ovaries) have grown together. Can also be grown from the fruit. They feature a hairy, four-lobed calyx; the four stamens are inserted opposite the lobes of calyx, on the margin of a thin disk. Nightshade Family (including Horse Nettle): The nightshade family (Solanum species) contains many toxic plants, including horse nettle, black nightshade, bittersweet nightshade, some species of groundcherry, and even tomatoes and potatoes. [19], The largest known Osage orange tree is located at River Farm, in Alexandria, Virginia, and is believed to have been a gift from Thomas Jefferson. Many plants are poisonous to equines; the species vary depending on location, climate, and grazing conditions.In many cases, entire genera are poisonous to equines and include many species spread over several continents. Fever 4. At present, florists use the fruits of M. pomifera for decorative purposes. [6], Fruit burrowed into by animal eating seeds, Osage orange's pre-Columbian range was largely restricted to a small area in what is now the United States, namely the Red River drainage of Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas, as well as the Blackland Prairies and post oak savannas. [40], Compounds extracted from the fruit, when concentrated, may repel insects. It commonly grows 30 to 40 feet tall, occasionally as tall as 50 to 60 feet. Apples are a popular and healthy fruit, and a big part of American culture and history. [3] A disjunct population also occurred in the Chisos Mountains of Texas. The American Midland Naturalist 180, no. Ataxia (loss of coordination) 9. Barlow, Connie. Severe depression 2. [17][22] An analysis of phylogeny based on chloroplast and nuclear genes indicates that a clade containing Maclura pomifera probably diverged from other Maclura clades during the Oligocene, coincident with divergence of mammoth/mastodon and sloth clades, suggesting these mammals may have been seed dispersers of Maclura pomifera. I have received several reports that bois 'd arc fruit (horse apples) do in fact repel roaches and other pests. Scientific studies have found that extracts of Osage orange do repel several insect species. The leaves are 8 to 13 centimetres (3–5 in) long and 5 to 8 centimetres (2–3 in) wide, and are thick, firm, dark green, shining above, and paler green below when full grown. "Anachronistic fruits and the ghosts who haunt them." The distinctive fruit, a multiple fruit, is roughly spherical, bumpy, 8 to 15 centimetres (3–6 in) in diameter, and turns bright yellow-green in the fall. [3] Osage orange has been planted in all the 48 contiguous states of the United States and in southeastern Canada. It's interesting that squirrels certainly aren't repelled by them. [36], The Comanche tribe historically used a water infusion of the roots for eye conditions. Horses can acquire a taste for them, and some eat the whole fruit, peel included. The thorny Osage orange tree was widely naturalized throughout the United States until this usage was superseded by the invention of barbwire in 1874. [6], Maclura pomifera has been known by a variety of common names in addition to Osage orange, including hedge apple, horse apple, the French bois d'arc and English transliterations: bodark and bodock, also translated as "bow-wood"; monkey ball, monkey brains, yellow-wood and mock orange. [31] The moisture content of fresh fruits is about 80%. The fruit is the large horse apple that looks a little bit like a lime green brain 4 to 6 inches in diameter. The fruits secrete a sticky white latex when cut or damaged. [4] It is a member of the mulberry family, Moraceae. Hedge apples are not an important source of food for wildlife as most birds and animals find the fruit unpalatable. It favors stream bottoms and low areas and can become a weedy invader of disturbed land. Michael L. Ferro "A Cultural and Entomological Review of the Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera (Raf.) 2 (2018): 312-317. [9] The common name Osage derives from Osage Native Americans from whom young plants were first obtained, as told in the notes of Meriwether Lewis in 1804. Bois d'Arc Maclura pomifera (ma-CLUE-ra pon-IF-er-ah) ​Moraceae (Mulberry Family)OTHER COMMON NAMES: OSAGE-ORANGE,  HORSE APPLE, BOW WOOD, HEDGE APPLE, BODARK, YELLOW WOOD, NARANJO CHINO. In landscape situations bois d’arc generally should be removed to favor more desirable plants. [23] An equine species that became extinct at the same time also has been suggested as the plant's original dispersal agent because modern horses and other livestock will sometimes eat the fruit. (Moraceae) and the Origin and Early Spread of “Hedge Apple” Folklore,", Murphy, Serena, Virginia Mitchell, Jessa Thurman, Charli N. Davis, Mattew D. Moran, Jessica Bonumwezi, Sophie Katz, Jennifer L. Penner, and Matthew D. Moran. Each flower has a hairy four-lobed calyx with thick, concave lobes that invest the ovary and enclose the fruit. Acute Aflatoxin Poisoning 1. Learn to identify these plants in your pastures and yards and be sure to remove them as soon as possible to keep your horses safe. [20] Another historic tree is located on the grounds of Fort Harrod, a Kentucky pioneer settlement in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Despite the name "Osage orange",[3] it is not related to the orange. [37][38][39], Osage orange wood is more rot-resistant than most, making good fence posts. The fruit can be crushed and the seed after drying can be stratified by soaking in water for 30 days and then planted in the spring. Some people are allergic to the milky sap from the stems, leaves and fruit and develop dermatitis. Recumbence (lying down) 10. Oils found in peels may be irritating to the lips and corners of the mouth. For other uses, see, Ecological aspects of historical distribution. The leaves of the Osage-orange are a shiny medium to dark green. Clinical Signs: Stems, leaves, seeds contain cyanide, particularly toxic in the process of wilting: brick red mucous membranes, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, panting, shock. Other common plant names include hedge apple, bodark, bois d'arc, and bowwood.The Osage-orange is a small- to medium-sized tree. "hedge apple") as a hedge to exclude free-range livestock from vegetable gardens and corn fields. Cattle can choke on them. If your horse just won't leave the tree alone, I'd recommend removing it. [10], American settlers used the Osage orange (i.e. It typically has a short trunk and a rounded or irregular crown. Horses actually do eat the fruit, which has caused deaths due to lodging in the animal’s throat. Horse apples, also called hedge apples or Osage Oranges, are inedible. There are certain circumstances in which apples are not good for your horse. [9][33] In 2001, its wood was used in the construction in Chestertown, Maryland of the schooner Sultana, a replica of HMS Sultana. When feeding apples as a treat always cut them in slices. Toxic Principles: Cyanogenic glycosides. Apples may also cause your horse to choke. The distinctive fruit, a multiple fruit, is roughly spherical, bumpy, 8 to 15 centimetres (3–6 in) in diameter, and turns bright yellow-green in the fall. The fruit is also toxic until it has ripened. There are no harsh chemicals that are poisonous to dogs, as with other products. There's nothing like being woke up in the middle of the night from a horse apple falling on the roof. Apple. Some historians believe that the high value this wood had to Native Americans throughout North America for the making of bows, along with its small natural range, contributed to the great wealth of the Spiroan Mississippian culture that controlled all the land in which these trees grew. Diarrhea 6. What humans have discovered is that lots of insects really don't like the glossy leaves, the branches, or the bark of this tree. Pistillate flowers are borne in a dense spherical many-flowered head which appears on a short stout peduncle from the axils of the current year's growth. Kansas Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. But the gravest dangers arise with the few tree species that are toxic enough to sicken or kill horses. Ovaries are superior, ovate, compressed, green, and crowned by a long slender style covered with white stigmatic hairs. The yellow-green fruit are commonly call \"hedge apples.\" They are produced by the Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera). The invention of barbed wire reportedly came from someone seeing the thorns on the bois d’ arc fencerows. [10] Additionally, a yellow-orange dye can be extracted from the wood, which can be used as a substitute for fustic and aniline dyes. Horses actually do eat the fruit, which has caused deaths due to lodging in the animal’s throat. I love apples and had an apple orchard twice during my life. Its dense grain structure makes for good tonal properties. Banana peels work, too. [3][35] Although its wood is commonly knotty and twisted, straight-grained Osage orange timber makes good bows, as used by Native Americans. "[15] The trees are also known as "bodark," "bodarc," or "bodock" trees, most likely originating as a transliteration or corruption of "bois d'arc. “Recently people have been throwing out the apples from their trees on the range for the wild horses,” horse volunteer Mary Cioffi said. But, during drought, when pasture grass is sparse, your horse might snack on the trees despite the taste. Bleeding from the nose 8. According to Benny Simpson’s book A Field Guide to Texas Trees, it is difficult to tell where the plant is native because it has been planted in so many areas. Apples aren't the only fruits with cyanogenic glycosides, either. Schneid.) [3] The roots are thick, fleshy, and covered with bright orange bark. Those cuttings did not survive. The truth is that there is a lot more speculation about hedge apples than formal study, but it is generally believed that hedge apples, while unpleasant dining fare, are not poisonous to humans or livestock. However, Hedge apples have suffocated livestock by lodging in their esophagus. Sounds like a business opportunity for those with lots of bois 'arc trees. [31], The Osage orange is commonly used as a tree row windbreak in prairie states, which gives it one of its colloquial names, "hedge apple". Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses. The twigs are … [10] The fruit has a cucumber-like flavor. Very often a Hedge apple is incorrectly referred to as a Hedge Ball, Horse Apple, Green Brains, Monkey Balls or Mock Orange. Various studies have found elemol, an extract of Osage orange, to repel several species of mosquitoes, cockroaches, crickets, and ticks. [18] The wood is heavy, hard, strong, and flexible, capable of receiving a fine polish and very durable in contact with the ground. [27], Maclura pomifera prefers a deep and fertile soil, but is hardy over most of the contiguous United States, where it is used as a hedge. Production of woodwind instruments and waterfowl game calls are common uses for the wood. Convulsions 12. Search Library Topics      Search Newspaper Columns. Poison hemlock is a hollow-stemmed biennial, four-feet high, with double compound leaves resembling parsley and a large, white taproot like parsnip. Peaches, apricots, cherry pits, almonds, even lima beans---they've all got 'em. Male tree in flower in the spring.NATURAL HABITAT AND PREFERRED SITE:  Needs full sun. [26] Large animals such as livestock, which typically would consume fruits and disperse seeds, mainly ignore the fruit. However, apple peels make a great treat for horses with metabolic issues. The belief about the use of hedge apples for insect control is widespread and persistent. In such a situation, it is imperative that the intake of … [3] It was one of the primary trees used in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Great Plains Shelterbelt" WPA project, which was launched in 1934 as an ambitious plan to modify weather and prevent soil erosion in the Great Plains states; by 1942 it resulted in the planting of 30,233 shelterbelts containing 220 million trees that stretched for 18,600 miles (29,900 km). For certain horses, even non-toxic treats can have a negative affect on health. These factors will typically ensure that too much of the plant is not eaten. [21], Because of the limited original range and lack of obvious effective means of propagation, the Osage orange is considered to be an evolutionary anachronism, wherein one or more now extinct Pleistocene megafauna evolutionary partners, such as the giant ground sloth, mammoth, mastodon or gomphothere, fed on the fruit and aided in seed dispersal. Best Answer Hedgeapples are not poisonous. The fruit or horse apples have been historically used to repel cockroaches and fleas. If your horse has an active hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), potassium is leaked into its blood stream from the muscles continuously. Flowers are showy, umbrella-like clusters and appear in late summer. [30] Primary components of fresh fruit include pectin (46%), resin (17%), fat (5%), and sugar (before hydrolysis, 5%). Branchlets are at first bright green and pubescent; during their first winter they become light brown tinged with orange, and later they become a paler orange brown. Bois D’ Arc is native to Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas and plentiful throughout the Red River Valley. The bark of the trunk has been used for tanning leather. Acorns contain high levels of tannic acid, which can cause colic, diarrhoea or constipation. [13], Mature trees range from 12 to 20 metres (40–65 ft) tall with short trunks and round-topped canopies. 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