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Family Caesalpiniaceae
Gleditsia triacanthos L.
honey locust
Gleditsia: simplified and Latinized name of J.G. Gleditsch, comtemporary of Linnaeus and a botanist
triacanthos: tri for 3; acantha for "thorn, thistle"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree 65" or more tall, usually thorny
Flower: white to greenish/yellow; inflorescences along the branches, many male flowers in tight racemes, female flowers in looser racemes; blooms with or after the leaves appear
Fruit:large, flat, oval, woody, usually many-seeded, dark brown pods; seeds separated about 1" apart by a sweetish pulp
Leaf:leaves with 9-14 pairs of leaflets; leaflets oblong to lance-like
Habitat: moist; rich woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Caesalpiniodes triacanthum (L.) Kuntze
Calliandra inermis (L.) Druce
Gleditsia inermis L.
Gleditsia triacanthos L. f. inermis (L.) Zabel
Gleditsia triacanthos L. var. inermis (L.) Castigl.

         
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