Woody Plant with Long Thorns

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Date Photo Taken: 11/03/2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: Magnolia Anne


Tree like plant with dark wood and very long thorns. Small yellow leaves . Long thorns are not located on main stem of plant. I heard it called Devil’s Fingernails but I am unable to find any information about the plant. Can anyone help me identify this plant. Thanks!


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Poncirus trifoliate: trifoliate-orange or Hardy-orange?

    November 5th, 2013 at 8:55 am
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Oops, reading glasses helped and on second thought, probably not Hardy orange.

    November 5th, 2013 at 10:06 am
  3. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    The picture is very blurry, but it does look very much like my Poncirus trifoliata ‘Flying Dragon’.

    Have never heard of that being called Devil’s Fingernails though.

    November 5th, 2013 at 10:44 am
  4. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Magnolia Anne’s description of “dark wood” made me wonder if it was some other plant than Hardy orange. Compare branch and thorn with this shot http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/potr4574.jpg

    November 5th, 2013 at 11:05 am

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