Gleditsia triacanthos (honeylocust)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves are alternate and compound - pinnate or bipinnate, generally with very small numerous leaflets
  • Bark has narrow ridges forming thin flat plates
  • Shoots are armed with simple or compound thorns
  • Fruit pods are long, twisted, and aromatic, with many bean shaped seeds
  • These medium sized trees are shade intolerant, and found commonly on second bottoms of flood plain sites

Sourced from a field lab in Fall 2011


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