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Clammy Locust Robinia viscosa

 


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Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family



Description This small tree is native to the Carolinas and Tennessee, now naturalized throughout eastern North America. It can be found on bluffs, old homesteads, roadsides. Height to 40 ft (12 m). Its leaf stalks and young branches have sticky bristles. The leaves are pinnately compound, with 6-12 ovate leaflets. The flowers are pink, their largest petal dotted with yellow, and a dark red calyx; held in nodding cluster. Fruit is a narrow, sticky-bristled pod to 3.5 in (9 cm) long.


Habitat Mountains, Cities, suburbs & towns, Canyons & valleys, Fields.


Range New England, Eastern Canada, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, Great Lakes, Southeast.


 

 

 

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