Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Gleditsia triacanthos  Honey Locust
Family Fabaceae
Genus Gleditsia  [gled-its-ia]  named after Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch (1714-1786), director of the Botanical Garden, Berlin.
Species triacanthos   from Gr. tri, three and Gr. acantha, thorn
Properties tree
The honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) also known as the thorny locust, is a deciduous tree in the Fabaceae family, native to central North America where it is mostly found in the moist soil of river valleys ranging from southeastern South Dakota to New Orleans and central Texas, and as far east as eastern Massachusetts. The species has become a significant invasive weed in other regions of the world.
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seed pod
cv 'Sunburst'
bark and thorns