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Black Locust

Trees in the Legume Family - Leguminosae


Black Locust

Black Locust

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Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known as the Black Locust, is a tree in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae. Black locust is native to the southeastern United States, but has been widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe and Asia and is considered an invasive species in some areas. Black locust was introduced into Britain in 1636.

The Common North American Holly Species

Leaves: alternate, odd-pinnately compound
Twigs: often two stipular thorns at a node.
Bark: thick, reddish brown and deeply furrowed.
Fruit: a dark, thin pod.

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