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Northwest Missouri State University

Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia

Native to central and southeastern U.S. leave are alternate pinnately compund and up to 14 inches long. Leaf scars sport paired thorns 1/4 to 1/2 inches long. Fast-growing to 50' tall. Fruit is a pod. Spreads easily from seed and from root shoots. Tough tree, bees like the flowers, but not for most landscapes.

Trail Number: C26

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Summer '08 - Black Locust

Summer '08 Leaf - Black Locust