BLACK LOCUST

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BLACK LOCUST suitable for counties:
WYOMING: Sheridan
WEST VIRGINIA: Barbour, Berkeley, Braxton, Brooke, Cabell, Calhoun, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Greenbrier, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mineral, Monongalia, Monroe, Morgan, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt, Wood, Wyoming
ARIZONA: Cochise, Navajo, Pima, Yavapai
ARKANSAS: Arkansas, Ashley, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Cleburne, Cleveland, Conway, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Mississippi, Montgomery, Newton, Perry, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, St. Francis, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff, Yell
ALABAMA: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dale, Dallas, DeKalb, Escambia, Fayette, Franklin, Geneva, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland
COLORADO: Baca, Boulder, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Mesa, Montrose
CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Butte, Contra Costa, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Plumas, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Sutter, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo
IOWA: Adair, Harrison, Monona, Montgomery, Shelby, Sioux, Taylor
GEORGIA: Carroll, Charlton, Clarke, Cobb, Columbia, DeKalb, Elbert, Floyd, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Harris, Liberty, Macon, Morgan, Murray, Rabun, Spalding, Sumter, Union, Walker
FLORIDA: Clay, Escambia, Franklin, Jackson, Lake, Leon, Madison, Marion, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Washington
DELAWARE: New Castle
KANSAS: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Coffey, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Ellsworth, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gray, Harvey, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearny, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Norton, Osage, Pawnee, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rush, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Smith, Stafford, Stevens, Sumner, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Woodson, Wyandotte
INDIANA: Bartholomew, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Huntington, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Parke, Perry, Porter, Posey, Putnam, Ripley, Spencer, St. Joseph, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Union, Vigo, Wayne, Wells
ILLINOIS: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, De Witt, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Iroquois, Jackson, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, La Salle, Lake, Lawrence, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford
IDAHO: Ada, Bannock, Boise, Bonner, Canyon, Clearwater, Elmore, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Lincoln, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Owyhee, Payette, Shoshone, Twin Falls
MARYLAND: All counties
MASSACHUSETTS: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester
LOUISIANA: Allen, Assumption, Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Jackson, La Salle, Lafayette, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, Union, Vermilion, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn
KENTUCKY: Anderson, Barren, Bath, Bell, Boone, Bourbon, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Calloway, Campbell, Carlisle, Carter, Casey, Clark, Daviess, Estill, Fayette, Fleming, Floyd, Fulton, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Graves, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Larue, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Livingston, Lyon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, McCracken, Meade, Menifee, Mercer, Monroe, Morgan, Nelson, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Perry, Powell, Rockcastle, Rowan, Simpson, Spencer, Todd, Union, Warren, Washington, Webster, Whitley, Wolfe, Woodford
MISSOURI: Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Audrain, Barry, Barton, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cooper, Crawford, DeKalb, Franklin, Greene, Henry, Holt, Howard, Iron, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Marion, McDonald, Montgomery, Newton, Nodaway, Ozark, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Scott, Shannon, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Louis, Stoddard, Taney, Vernon, Warren, Washington, Wayne
MINNESOTA: Anoka, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Hennepin, Lac qui Parle, Le Sueur, Pipestone, Ramsey, Rice, St. Louis, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, Wright
MICHIGAN: Alcona, Allegan, Alpena, Baraga, Benzie, Berrien, Calhoun, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clinton, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Iosco, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Keweenaw, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Marquette, Mason, Midland, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Schoolcraft, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Washtenaw
MAINE: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, York
NORTH DAKOTA: All counties
NORTH CAROLINA: Alexander, Avery, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Chowan, Clay, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lee, Macon, Madison, Orange, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilson
MONTANA: All counties
MISSISSIPPI: Adams, Amite, Benton, Bolivar, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Copiah, DeSoto, Forrest, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lee, Leflore, Madison, Marshall, Noxubee, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Scott, Smith, Tishomingo, Union, Washington, Wayne, Wilkinson, Yazoo
NEW MEXICO: Bernalillo, Catron, Curry, Dona Ana, Grant, Harding, Lincoln, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Union
NEW JERSEY: Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Belknap, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, Sullivan
NEBRASKA: Arthur, Brown, Buffalo, Cherry, Dawes, Dodge, Holt, Lancaster, Otoe, Richardson, Sarpy, Thayer
OKLAHOMA: Adair, Alfalfa, Beaver, Carter, Cherokee, Cleveland, Custer, Delaware, Garvin, Grady, Latimer, Le Flore, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Payne, Pittsburg, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Woods
OHIO: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood, Wyandot
NEW YORK: Albany, Bronx, Cattaraugus, Clinton, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Greene, Kings, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Nassau, New York, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond, Rockland, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester
NEVADA: Carson City, Douglas, Lincoln, Storey, Washoe
SOUTH CAROLINA: Aiken, Anderson, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Cherokee, Darlington, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Jasper, Lexington, Marion, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Sumter, Union, York
RHODE ISLAND: Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence
PENNSYLVANIA: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
OREGON: Benton, Clatsop, Coos, Douglas, Gilliam, Harney, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Linn, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Yamhill
UTAH: Cache, Carbon, Emery, Grand, Kane, Millard, Salt Lake, San Juan, Sanpete, Utah, Washington, Wayne
TEXAS: Brazos, Burleson, Childress, Culberson, Deaf Smith, Ellis, Fayette, Freestone, Galveston, Grayson, Harris, Hays, Hemphill, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Leon, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Rusk, San Augustine, San Patricio, Tarrant, Travis, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wilson
TENNESSEE: Anderson, Bedford, Blount, Campbell, Cheatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Franklin, Gibson, Grainger, Grundy, Hardin, Hawkins, Haywood, Houston, Jackson, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, Loudon, Maury, Meigs, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Obion, Overton, Pickett, Polk, Putnam, Roane, Scott, Shelby, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale, Unicoi, Van Buren, Williamson
SOUTH DAKOTA: Butte, Clay, Lawrence
WISCONSIN: Adams, Bayfield, Brown, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Door, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Outagamie, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Vernon, Walworth, Waukesha, Waushara
WASHINGTON: Benton, Chelan, Garfield, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Skagit, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Whitman
VERMONT: Bennington, Chittenden, Grand Isle, Orange, Rutland, Windham
VIRGINIA: Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hampton, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Newport News, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Virginia Beach, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, Wythe, York

Black locust belongs to family of fabaceae plants, its species name is pseudoacacia. This plant grows actively in spring. Black locust has green foliage and bears white colored flowers. Black locust booms in spring.The plant grows in erect form with multiple stems. Black locust is a fast growing plant, a mature Black locust can grow up to 60 feet. This plant is highly tolerant to draught conditions.

Active Growth Period : Spring Flower Color : White
Foliage Color : Green Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height, Mature (feet) : 60
Drought Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 140
Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -37 Palatable Human : No
Bloom Period : Spring
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Reproduction

Bloom Period : Spring Commercial Availability : Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance : Medium Fruit/Seed Period Begin : Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End : Summer Fruit/Seed Persistence : Yes
Propogated by Bare Root : Yes Propogated by Bulbs : No
Propogated by Container : Yes Propogated by Corms : No
Propogated by Cuttings : Yes Propogated by Seed : Yes
Propogated by Sod : No Propogated by Sprigs : No
Propogated by Tubers : No Seeds per Pound : 24000
Seed Spread Rate : Moderate Seedling Vigor : High
Small Grain : No Vegetative Spread Rate : Moderate

Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : No Christmas Tree Product : No
Fodder Product : No Fuelwood Product : High
Lumber Product : Yes Naval Store Product : No
Nursery Stock Product : Yes Palatable Browse Animal : Low
Palatable Graze Animal : Low Palatable Human : No
Post Product : Yes Protein Potential : Low
Pulpwood Product : Yes Veneer Product : No

Physiology

Active Growth Period : Spring After Harvest Regrowth Rate : - -
Bloat : None C:N Ratio : Medium
Coppice Potential : Yes Fall Conspicuous : No
Fire Resistance : No Flower Color : White
Flower Conspicuous : Yes Foliage Color : Green
Foliage Porosity Summer : Moderate Foliage Porosity Winter : Porous
Foliage Texture : Medium Fruit Color : Black
Fruit Conspicuous : Yes Growth Form : Multiple Stem
Growth Rate : Rapid Height at Base Age, Maximum (feet) : 40
Height, Mature (feet) : 60 Known Allelopath : No
Leaf Retention : No Lifespan : Short
Low Growing Grass : No Nitrogen Fixation : Medium
Resprout Ability : Yes Shape and Orientation : Erect
Toxicity : None

Growth Requirements

Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils : Yes Adapted to Medium Textured Soils : Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils : Yes Anaerobic Tolerance : Low
CaCO3 Tolerance : High Cold Stratification Required : No
Drought Tolerance : High Fertility Requirement : Low
Fire Tolerance : High Frost Free Days, Minimum : 140
Hedge Tolerance : Low Moisture Use : Medium
pH (Minimum) : 4.6 pH (Maximum) : 8.2
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum : 160 Planting Density per Acre, Maximum : 1200
Precipitation (Minimum) : 65 Precipitation (Maximum) : 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) : 36 Salinity Tolerance : Medium
Shade Tolerance : Intolerant Temperature, Minimum (°F) : -37

BLACK LOCUST GALLERY

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Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Davenport, Nahant Marsh. 2001.
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©Larry Allain. USGS NWRC.
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Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.
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Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, MS.
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©Patrick J. Alexander. Provided by Patrick J. Alexander.
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©Patrick J. Alexander. Provided by Patrick J. Alexander.
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©Elaine Haug. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Systematic Biology-Botany. United States, VA, Woodbridge, Occoquan National Wildlife Refuge.
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©Jeff McMillian. Courtesy of Almost Eden. United States, LA.
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©Jeff McMillian. Courtesy of Almost Eden. United States, LA.
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©Jeff McMillian. Courtesy of Almost Eden. United States, LA.
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, ME.
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C.R. Hursh. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, TN. 1938.
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L.F. Kellogg. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OH, Dublin. 1934.
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L.F. Kellogg. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OH, Ohio State University. 1933.
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W.R. Mattoon. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, KY. 1929.
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W.R. Mattoon. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MD. 1940.
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W.R. Mattoon. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OH, Clermont Co. 1935.
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E.S. Shipp. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, VA, George Washington National Forest. 1932.
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Edward H. Wollerman. Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, OH, Franklin.
black locust
Provided by National Agricultural Library. Originally from US Forest Service. United States, MD.
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 375. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
black locust
Courtesy of USDA Forest Service.

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