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Black Locust

Black Locust
Robinia pseudo-acacia Legume Family
May - June
Description: If a farmer calls a tree a Locust with out any further description, this is the species he means. From is original narrow range along the Appalachians, it has spread by cultivation and escape over the eastern half of the continent. It grows tall, narrow tree woth a picturesque appeal, with twistingly corrugated brownish gray bark,graceful and delicate compond leaves and spring early summer, drooping clusters of sweet smelling, cream white, pea type flowersthat, along with the 3 inch beans they ultimately produce, prove its membership to the Pulse or Legume Family. Leaves are about a foot with 7 to 21 oval leaflets 1 to 1-1/2 inches long.

Location:  Clearings, fence rows, waste lands & woods edge
 
 
Black locust
 
Black Locust

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