Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain & GA Mtns)

Look for it in woodlands, forests (generally bottomlands), fencerows, often planted as a street tree, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish-yellow
Bisexual & unisexual
3-5 sepals
3-5 petals
3-10 exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Gleditsia triacanthos   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gleditsia triacanthos   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-06-001:
Gleditsia triacanthos   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Honey Locust