Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Robinia pseudoacacia, commonly known in its native territory as black locust, is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States, but it has been widely planted and naturalized elsewhere in temperate North America, Europe, Southern Africa and Asia and is considered an invasive species in some areas. Another common name is false acacia, a literal translation of the specific name (pseudo meaning fake or false and acacia referring to t

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The black locust also known as the algarrobo negro (Spanish). The phylum is vascular plant, the class is magnoliopsida-dicotyledons, the order is fables, the genus is robina l.-locust, the species robinia pseudoacacia. The black locust is in the pea family. It looks like a cone with white flowers. The young pods of the black locust and their flowers are edible but their branches and leaves are poisonous. They are found in the eastern U.S.A. mostly in the woods and also in our local area. They are eaten by white-tailed deer, squirrels, eastern cotton-tailed, and wild turkeys.

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