Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1252

Tree
Perennial

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

Common. Native in s. & c. Appalachians, from PA to GA-AL, now more widespread

Look for it in forests, woodlands, disturbed areas, roadcuts, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White (with a yellow spot on the standard)
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Robinia pseudoacacia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia pseudoacacia   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-32-001:
Robinia pseudo-acacia   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Locust