Robinia hispida
bristly locust

Robinia hispida
Robinia hispida

Robinia hispida
Robinia hispida
Photos Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Robinia hispida
Common name: bristly locust
Group: dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Growth type: tree/shrub
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: to 8'
Foliage: alternate pinnately compound 9 to 13, glabrous, ovate to oblong, entire
new growth is glandular/hispid with bristly red hairs
Flower: light pink to rose, 1" long
Flowering time: May - June, fruit is flat pod, 2 to 2 1/2" long and bristly
Habitat: usually cultivated but occasionally escaped to roadsides or abandoned fields
Range in New Jersey: local through the Coastal Plain, and north to Hunterdon County
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a