hedge balls

Don Staples dstaples at livingston.net
Wed Oct 22 09:47:27 EST 1997


Folk lore has it that placing the fruit around the corners of a room and
in closets will repel insects, spreading the white juise from the fruit
seems to be along the same results.


explorer at isd.net wrote:
> 
> Originator of message on Subject here.  What do you know about it's
> ability to repel insect in the home?
> 
> Explorer
> 
> In article <l03020903b071059a45ab@[149.152.32.5]>,
> koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU (Ross Koning) wrote:
> 
> > At 12:50 PM -0400 10/18/97, m.lee wrote:
> > >Darin Burleigh (burleigh at hackberry.chem.niu.edu) wrote:
> >
> > >@ Are you referring to osage oranges? aka hedge apples?
> > >@ aka ugly fruit?
> > >
> > >Ugly fruit, or uglifruit, is a citrus cross
> >
> > Ah, yes, a perfect example of why we use scientific names
> > rather than common names.  I read once that there are over
> > 100 different and unrelated species of plants called "black-
> > eyed susan". I imagine there is a high count of species...many
> > unrelated...with the common name "ugly fruit" or somesuch.
> >
> > I'm enjoying this thread on Maclura pomifera; indeed a very
> > tough hedgerow plant.  Fresh posts are said to take root and
> > start growing.  Fruits make a wicked softball.
> >

Indeed, neat to be able to talk plants with folks that want to.
-- 
Don Staples

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