Species Detail - Black Locust

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Scientific Name:
Robinia pseudacacia L.

Leaves:
Pinnately compound, 6-12 in. 7-19 egg-shaped leaflets, 1-2 in., paired except at end. Without teeth.

Flowers:
White, fragrant, showy, - 1 in. Large clusters 4-8 in. long. 5 unequal petals. May-June.

Buds:
Small short side buds. Lacks terminal bud.

Bark:
Grey with reddish tinge. Deeply grooved bark with interlacing ridges.

Height:
40-80 ft

Diameter:
1-3 ft

Range:
Central and southern U.S. Naturalized in New England. Native to North America but not to Vermont

Other Info:
Very rot-resistant wood. 2-4 in. flat pods containing dark brown seeds which mature in autumn. Thorny branches