Jan. 22, 2017

hardy orange, Poncirus trifoliata

Yesterday I blogged about W J Beal Botanical Gardens at Michigan State University. This is one of my favorite images from there. Hardy orange is a garden tree that can be grown as far north as Michigan. It has fuzzy bitter oranges that are only palatable in marmalade, if you find that palatable. Poncirus was originally included in the genus Citrus. Native to northern China and Korea, it has escaped to the wild in AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV. Beal Gardens, Michigan State University, 4/12/12