what is this that broke my car last night
While driving home last night this flying Brain falls from a tree and put a hellova dent in my cars hood... All I heard was "Bam" like I hit a something... I stopped and there are these green ball all over that look like something from the Body snatchers... What are these things...
I am left to call the insurance company and would like to know ahead of time what they are ...
Go to www.hedgeapple.com. Fruit of the Osage Orange tree. We called them monkey balls as kids. We had two trees growing on the lawn of the local high school in north central West Virginia.
Folklore provides numerous claims that hedgeapples are repellent to insects and spiders. The fruit has been placed in housolds for ages.
The Hedgeapple's average lifespan in an air-condition environment is 2-3 months. Although some can develop spots at an early stage, Hedgeapples should only be discarded once most of the green has disappeared.
Hedgeapples are not poisonous. However, Hedgeapples have suffocated livestock by lodging in their esophagus.
Very often, a Hedgeapple is incorrectly referred to as a Hedge Ball, Horse Apple, Green Brains, Monkey Balls or Mock Orange. In Texas, they call them Horse Apples.
The hedge tree has several names, Osage Orange (most popular) and Bodark (French) and Maclura pomifera (scientific name). Naturalist,
The Osage Orange is native to a limited area centered on the Red River valley in southern Oklahoma and northern Texas.
Strangely the oldest and biggest Osage Orange tree is in Virginia.
I've seen those floating in the river in the fall...
Jay, I am sorry about your car, but post made me LOL!