Plant A Day – Black Locust

Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia

Black Locust
Robinia pseudoacacia

Black locust trees are very impressive and have beautiful flowers.  They’re native to southern Indiana, but have been planted all over the state and can be quite common.

The twig spines in conjunction with the leaf scar looks like a little devil

The twig spines in conjunction with the leaf scar looks like a little devil

The leaves are compound and the leaflet has a smooth margin

The leaves are compound and the leaflet has a smooth margin

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