Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3752

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, apparently endemic to Southern Appalachians of w. NC & e. TN

Look for it in woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

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. fertilis   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-32-004?:
Robinia hispida   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Robinia fertilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Arnot Bristly Locust, Fruitful Locust


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image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis, Arnot Bristly Locust, Fruitful Locust

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_rofe3_001_lhp

        

Plants fruit abundantly (vs. sterile or fruiting scantily in var. hispida), per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis, Arnot Bristly Locust, Fruitful Locust

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_hispida_fertilis_2

May        

Corolla pink to pink-purple (rarely white or nearly so), per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis, Arnot Bristly Locust, Fruitful Locust

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_r_hispida_fertilis_3

May        

Twigs and leafstalks conspicuously hispid; leaflets relatively broad, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Robinia hispida var. fertilis, Arnot Bristly Locust, Fruitful Locust

Ron Lance    rwl_hispida_var_fertilis

May?