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Gleditsia aquatica Marshall
Synonym(s): Gleditsia monosperma
USDA Symbol: GLAQ
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Medium-sized, spiny tree with short trunk and broad, flattened crown of spreading branches.
The common and Latin species names both refer to Water Locusts wet habitat. The generic name honors Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch (1714-86), director of the Berlin Botanical Gardens.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
, TX Native Distribution:
South Carolina to central Florida, west to E. Texas, and north to S. Illinois and extreme SW. Indiana; to 400 (122 m). Native Habitat:
Wet soils of riverbanks, flood plains, and swamps, especially where submerged for long periods; in floodplain forests.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff