Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1250

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain, where mostly?entirely? introduced)

Look for it in woodlands and forests, and as an escape in disturbed areas and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-13(19) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Legume

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Robinia hispida var. hispida   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia hispida var. hispida   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-32-004:
Robinia hispida   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Bristly Locust


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image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm0404e_29

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Twigs, leaf stalks and flower stalks are covered with bristly hairs, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm0405i_26

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm0405i_29

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm0405i_30

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

Ron Lance    rwl_hispida_var_hispida

May        

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

Ron Lance    rwl_robiniahispida

May    Jackson County    NC

Twigs and leafstalks conspicuously hispid with hairs 1-5mm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm090610_104

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm090610_113

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Peduncles, rachises & pedicels more or less hispid; calyx hispid, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of pink-flowering Locust species

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm090610_118

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm0407k_01

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Fruits are bristly, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

Sam Pratt    sbp_3401

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaflets relatively narrow [vs. var. fertilis], mostly 1.8-2.5x long as wide, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Locust species

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm0411a_07

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Robinia hispida var. hispida

JK Marlow    jkm0411a_08

November    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden