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bristly locust
Robinia hispida L.

Overview

Appearance
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 dstates.
Foliage
The alternate, pinnately compound leaves have 7 - 19 leaflets about 1.5-2 in. long. They are densely hairy with smooth, untoothed edges. Most leaves have a pair of long spines at their base.
Flowers
The dark to light pink pea like flowers are clustered in the leaf axils. The flowers bloom from May through June.
Fruit
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 prefewrs full sun.

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Plant(s)
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Flower(s)
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Flower(s)
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Structure
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Maps


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

EDDMapS Distribution

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Genus: Robinia

Other System Links

Plants: ROHI
GRIN: 105063
ITIS: 26191
NPDN Pest: PCQBQBC
NPDN Host: 37009

Categories

Category: Hardwood Trees
Category: Shrub or Subshrub