Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2745

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in mountain woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems of juvenile plants may be armed with paired stipular or nodal spines

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-13 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
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. rosea   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-32-007:
Robinia boyntonii   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Boynton's Locust


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image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4942

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Racemes & calyces glabrous or finely pubescent (nonglandular or semihispid), per Robinia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) (Isely & Peabody, 1984).


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

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4942b

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Racemes & calyces glabrous or finely pubescent (nonglandular or semihispid), per Robinia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) (Isely & Peabody, 1984).

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4943

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4945

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4949

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Stipules short, barely rigid enough to be considered spinose, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4950

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaflets broad and obtuse to narrow and tapering, conspicuously mucronate, per Robinia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) (Isely & Peabody, 1984).


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

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

Ron Lance    rwl_boyntonii

May        

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm080913_044

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm080913_052

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Robinia hispida var. rosea, Boynton's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm080913_054

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest