Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Mark A. Musselman mam_waterlocust041906a
April Dorchester County SC
Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
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Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Armed with formidable thorns, simple and/or branched
Evenly 1- or 2-pinnately compound (often on the same plant)
Bisexual & unisexual
3-10 exserted stamens
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Identifying Trees: An All-Season Guide to Eastern North America p244
- Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide p144
- Trees of the Southeastern United States p073
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p154