Carolinas and Georgia

1250

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Robinia hispida var. hispida   FAMILY Fabaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bristly Locust


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Look for it in woodlands and forests, and as an escape in disturbed areas and roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain, where mostly?entirely? introduced)

 

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Robinia hispida var. hispida   FAMILY Fabaceae

Bristly Locust