Robinia hispida

Common Name: 
bristly locust, rose acacia
Scientific Name: 
Robinia hispida L.
Family Name: 
Fabaceae (Leguminosae) - Pea or Bean Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and creeping roots that produce suckers
woody, upright shrub or small tree, red bristly hairs when young, mature stems gray-brown with raised lenticels, zig-zagged, two rigid thorns at nodes
Stems of Bristly Locust
Stems of Bristly Locust
alternate, pinnately compound with 9 to 13 leaflets, leaflets oval and entire, smooth, green above and lighter below
Leaves of Bristly Locust
Leaves of Bristly Locust
5-petaled, pea-like, pink to rose with cream to yellow spot in center; axillary racemes, drooping, stalks bristly
Flowers of Bristly Locust
pods flat, very bristly