Osage Orange or Bois D’arc
Note: Usually a curiosity near the Indian Mounds on the LSU campus where the softball-sized fruit litters the ground in the fall. The Osage Orange is a durable species, adaptable to a wide range of soil and environmental conditions; commonly used a hedge row or windbreak on old farmsteads. Wood from the naturally curved branches was used to make bows where the French name Bois D’arc (bow wood) originates.
Campus Location: Indian Mounds, east along parking lot