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Date Photo Taken: October 10, 2010
Location: Jones Co. Georgia
Posted By: rickheflin


My wife and I found these growing along a stream in rural Jones County, GA. They appeared to be growing on a vine and had some wicked thorns! They have a strong citrus smell.


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    see my website notes on trifoliate orange

    October 11th, 2010 at 12:50 pm
  2. AliceTNT Unregistered says:

    These make really good secure borders! Ha ha… I can’t think of ONE thing (other than a tank) that could… or WOULD try to get through that thing’s thorns. Thick as molasses and WILL flatten your tractor’s tires.

    October 12th, 2010 at 2:17 pm
  3. Kitty Unregistered says:

    I have this too – it’s a large bush with massive thorns, reminds me of the crown of thorns they put on Jesus’ head. My bush is approx. 11 ft. tall and approx 9 ft. in width. It has white blossoms in the spring. I have little plants starting all around the main one – probably from the numerous seeds found within the one fruit. I too would like to know what it’s name is – have done quite a bit of searching in books I have but can’t find it anywhere.

    October 12th, 2010 at 2:58 pm
  4. Brian Unregistered says:

    I have these trorny huge shrubs growing on my land and never seen it before.Its gotta be good for something.Do animals such as deer eat this fruit?

    October 31st, 2013 at 8:52 pm

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