Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Locusts . . . ] Forest Type: Various
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Found in various forest types, though it prefers moist areas.
Stature: 40-60 feet high; 1-2 feet in diameter; with an open, irregular crown.
Leaves: Compound with up to 21 leaflets; leaflets up to two inches long, oval; dark green to bluish green above; paler below.
Bark: Deeply furrowed with rounded ridges; often criss-crossing; reddish brown to nearly black.
Fruit: A dark brown "bean" 2-4 inches long.
Flowers: White; showy; fragrant.
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Kuo, M. (2007, April). Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/gleditsia_triacanthos.html