Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What the.... ?


Anybody know what this thing is? Seen on a tree in Huntington, WV. Is it an apple that somebody drew geometric patterns on??

13 comments:

Stacey said...

freaky.... the one little bump close to the center looks like clifford the big red dog.. :-)

windblownbutterfly said...

I would've guessed it to be some sort of crabapple... but I've never seen those sort of designs and bumps before.. maybe it's got a disease?

Michael Covarrubias said...

A Michigander might call it a petoskey apple.

Even though there's no such thing.

Anonymous said...

Don't fall asleep near it.

Barry Pike said...

Money may not grow on trees, but red soccer balls do.

DonSurber said...

Whatever it is, save it for the Christmas tree

Rick Lee said...

I'm still trying to find Clifford.

Maisyday said...

Kousa Dogwood

I think this might be it; maybe the one in your picture isn't fully developed yet?

Sissy Willis said...

Kousa Dogwood it is! Cornus Kousa.

Alcibiades said...

They won't last until Christmas, unless you dry them, I suppose. But if you have any deer nearby, they think it's a tasty snack.

David M said...

See the last image on this page for a picture of kousa dogwood berries that look quite similar to yours.

Or see just the image here.

Publisher Jack said...

I was there when Rick shot that and those things looked a lot like crab apples. But upon reflection the tree was very similar to a dogwood. Aren't Kousa Dogwoods the ones that are resistant to the disease that has been killing so many traditional dogwoods in the area? I think I recall John Mara talking about that.

Rick Lee said...

Well.. finally we know! Thanks people. Jack can now tell the owner of the tree what they have. My mother's 2 regular dogwoods are both gone due to the blight.