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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    03 / 02 / 2014

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Stone Mountain Park

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    Elmer Fusterpuck

Notes:

We were hiking in Stone Mountain Parks and stumbled upon this scary looking thorny plant. It looked like a tangled mess of green barbed wire, except with the very large thorns. They were stiff and very sharp. The base looked like it had a scaly bark. We looked for another example on our hike, but never found one. This plant was close to the Carillon (bells) area. I would not want to fall on this species! Thanks!!!

Comments

  • Rebecca Redmond Unregistered says:

    We have woods full of these nasty daggers! We’ve lived here over 50 years in Hiram, Ga…where the fence line was, these things took over. As the woods took over the pastures, so these grew into an impenetrable mass.

    May 1st, 2020 at 9:43pm

  • Linda Gay Unregistered says:

    Also known in Texas as Trifoliate Orange, native and totally cold hardy. Our citrus plants in Texas are grafted on Flying Dragon and trifoliate rootstock which is very tolerant of heavy clay soil and rainy seasons.

    April 8th, 2014 at 12:36am

  • April Schander Unregistered says:

    My husband just spotted one in the woods behind our house in Norcross.

    April 5th, 2014 at 4:14pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Yep… Pretty cool… some people grow them as a living fence… Mine is budding up with this Spring’s flower buds… Hardy orange (Poncirus trifoliata) Some good pictures on this site: http://www.invasiveplantatlas.org/subject.html?sub=11571

    March 9th, 2014 at 9:13pm

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