- Robinia hispida is a deciduous shrub, to 8 ft. The multiple stems are erect and covered with dense bristles. Caution: All parts of this plant are poisonous. It is native to the southeastern United States.
- The alternate, pinnately compound leaves have 7 - 19 leaflets about 1.5-2 in. long. They are densely hairy with smooth edges. Most leaves have a pair of long spines at their base.
- The dark to light pink pea like flowers are clustered in the leaf axils. The flowers bloom from May through June.
- The thin seed pods are 2-4 in. long and densely covered with bristly hairs.
- Ecological Threat
- Robinia hispida was planted for erosion control and can be found in disturbed areas such as old fields and along roadsides. It prefers full sun.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
- John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
- Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
- New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Industry, 2004
- Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Pennsylvania.
- Reichard, Sarah. 1994. Assessing the potential of invasiveness in woody plants introduced in North America. University of Washington Ph.D. dissertation.
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|