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Black Locust (Robinia psuedoacacia)    
Family: Leguminosae    
                       
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Location:

  • Moist-dry sandy, rocky soils
  • Old fields and open areas, woodlands

Characteristics:

  • Deciduous tree
  • Height 12-24 m (40-80 feet)

Uses:

  • Foliage mixed with sugar to attract and kill flies
 
 

 

Leaves:

  • Pinnately compound, 7-19 paired (except at end) leaflets
  • 15-30 cm (6-12 in) long; leaflets 2-5 cm (1 – 1¾ in) long
  • Elliptical shape, toothless

 

         
    Black Locust Leaf  
         

 

Bark:

 

 
  Black Locust bark    
 

 

 

Fruiting Structure:

  • Narrow, long, dark brown, flat pod; contains 3-14 dark brown seeds
         
    Black Locust Pods  
                 
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