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Gleditsia triacanthos

A deciduous, spreading tree. The trunk and branches have three-branched spines. Bright green bi-pinnate leaves consist of small paired lance-shaped and minutely toothed. Small, yellowish-green flowers appear from October to November. The seed capsules are flat and twisted brown pods.  Insignificant, white summer flowers are followed by brown seedpods.

Category 1b Alien Invasive Species – every effort is being made to eradicate this species in the Reserve

Family Name:
Common Name:
Honey locust
Plant Height:
15 - 20 m
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
October, November