Day 690

A jewel amid the thorns

November 19th, 2013

This vicious ball of spikes is a trifoliate orange plant. (Several of these "shrubs were planted in the 1960's inside the fence at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in a successful effort to discourage trespassers"). The little citrusy fruits smell wonderful, but they're packed full of seeds and are extremely sour.


  1. deanna meyer says:

    Holy toledo! Those are SOME thorns! I’m sure you don’t want to mess with those!

    • Luz says:

      Aha! I have one of these. Didn’t know its botanical name. Couldn’t resist its photo in the catalog. It was our anniversary tree one year. Seemed fitting.

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