Perfekt
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Unkown plant

This is growing near the state line between Tenn. and Va, I was just wondering if anyone knew what it is? The tree or shrub is about 10ft tall with these yellow balls all over it. The plant in the picture is from under the tree "seedling"

https://perfekt.freewebspace.com/images/plant.JPG

Flowerpots
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Looks like a small grapefruit :?:

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Hi Perfekt,

Your picture doesn't show for me as it says the site doesn't support remote links. Sounds like you are describing Osage orange. Is this it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osage-orange
https://www.greendealer-exotic-seeds.com/seeds/OsageOrange.html

Newt

Perfekt
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No not an osage orange.

The picture will show if you copy and paste the link in the broswer.

I should add that the tree is very thorny, small thorns on the limbs and something like 6in thorns on the tree.

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Perfekt, I couldn't get the picture because the site didn't support my browser - Netscape. I had to use another browser. Now that you mention the thorns, I was thinking some type of hawthorn - Crataegus. There are hundreds of different ones!! I have been looking at pictures for over an hour and I can't find it. My eyes are going ga-ga!! :shock:

I suggest you contact the University of Tennessee Herbarium and see if they can id it for you.
https://tenn.bio.utk.edu/index.html

I'd love to know what it is if you find out.
Newt

Perfekt
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Here's an email i recieved from
B. Eugene Wofford, Director of the Herbarium


your shrub is trifoliate orange (poncirus trifoliata); it is an introduced
species and has been used as a security fence with its sharp persistent
thorns; the fruit is very tart and inedible, at least to me. you can view
other images on the website below.




Hepaticaciously,
B. Eugene Wofford, Director of the Herbarium
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
442 Hesler Biology Building
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville,TN 37996
bewofford@utk.edu; 865-974-6212
Herbarium website: https://tenn.bio.utk.edu/vascular/



Thanks for helping ... Perfekt

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Wow, an answer that fast!! I thought of a citrus at the very first once I saw the pics because of the shiney leaves, the thorns and the look, but never thought that one could grow outdoors in that hardiness zone, so I searched elsewhere. I keep learning every day!

Thanks for sharing that with me. I'm glad you found out what it is.
Newt

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