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Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia
This tree, a member of the bean family, is easy to appreciate in May and June, when its showy white clusters of flowers perfume the breeze with their sweet smell. Bees like the flowers, too.

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Black Locust Control

Browse methods for controlling nuisance black locust trees in Missouri.

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Honey Locust

Gleditsia triacanthos
Though it doesn’t reach a “stately” size, honey locust commands respect because of its many large, strong, usually branched thorns, which can puncture tractor tires as easily as they can poke through tennis shoes! The long, leathery, twisting pods are relished by cattle and by wildlife.

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Honey Locust

The natural form of honey locust is armed with a great many long, stout, sharp thorns.

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Thornless Honey Locust

A plant cultivated for landscaping use, thornless honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis) is a very popular street tree. It stays rather small, lacks thorns, and in autumn turns nicely golden; later, its small leaflets don't require raking.

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