The plants around us. Volum III The plant around us. Volume III. Etwining project - Page 10

Robinia pseudoacacia English: Black Lockust Spanish: falsa acacia Estonian: harilik robiinia It is a medium-sized deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States. Black locust reaches a typical height of 40– 100 feet (12–30 m). It is a very upright tree with a straight trunk and narrow crown. Flowers The flowers are cream-white with a pale yellow blotch in the centre. They are very fragrant, and produce large amounts of nectar. Leaves Fruit The leaves are The fruit is a typical compound. the legume fruit, 5.1–10.2 cm leaflets are paired on long and 1.3 cm broad. either side of the stem there is The fruit usually contains 4-8 seeds. The seeds are typically one leaflet dark orange brown with at the tip of the leaf. irregular markings.