Common name(s): Osage Orange, Hedge Apple, Bois d’arc, Horse Apple
Botanical name:Maclura pomifera
Distribution: South-central United States
Description: Osage Orange is a golden brown to yellow hard wood, it turns in time darker from UV light. Its a straight grained wood with a clear distinction of early and late wood, large end grain pores.
Fun facts: Commonly used to make Bows due to its good ratio of elasticity, strength and weight. Bois d’arc translates in to Bow wood. Osage orange does colour water yellow if you put shavings in the water.