Perhaps no other plant or animal is more associated with a state than the orange. Florida produces over 80% of all the citrus consumed in the U.S. every year, making it critical to the state economy.

The sweet orange is a compact evergreen tree 20-30 ft. tall with a rounded, symmetrical crown spreading 15-20 ft. or so.

The leaves are shiny and leathery, oblong to elliptic, up to 4” long, and have narrow wings on their petioles (leaf stems). Orange blossoms are white, very fragrant, and are arranged in clusters.

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