Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2572

Tree
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common

Look for it in swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately or bipinnately compound (evenly) (often on the same plant)
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish
Bisexual & unisexual
3-5 sepals
3-5 petals
3-10 exserted stamens
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):
Gleditsia aquatica   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gleditsia aquatica   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-06-002:
Gleditsia aquatica   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Water Locust


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image of Gleditsia aquatica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_glaq_001_lvd

        

image of Gleditsia aquatica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_glaq_002_lvd

        

image of Gleditsia aquatica

Mark A. Musselman    mam_waterlocust041906a

April    Dorchester County    SC

Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest

image of Gleditsia aquatica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_gleditsia_aquatica

May        MA

Arnold Arboretum

image of Gleditsia aquatica

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_gleditsia_aquatica_2

May        MA

Arnold Arboretum