Robinia pseudoacacia
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Robinia pseudoacacia

black locust
honey locust

  family fabaceae 
  genus robinia 

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Genus  Robinia Species  pseudoacacia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  black locust   honey locust Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S13917 Data source  Allergy p262;BtrflyCa p197;Frgnt p129;Xeri p305;Xeri p302;Xeri p300
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  75' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Robinia pseudoacacia is a host plant for the Silver-spotted skipper butterfly. Honey locust (also known as black locust) has flowers that are strongly perfume scented. This plant can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. It usually does best in dry soils. This species can survive short periods of drought.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Epargyreus clarus (Silver-spotted skipper butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Jun 01 - Jun 30 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This is a light producer of pollen but should cause problems to only the most sensitive hay fever sufferers. Hay fever season is typically the month of June.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  scents the countryside Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Robinia pseudoacacia occurs throughout Ohio and Mississippi river basin.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Robinia pseudoacacia is a woody perennial. Honey locust (locally known in some parts as black locust) is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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