Gleditsia aquatica Marshall
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Gleditsia monosperma
USDA Symbol: GLAQ
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.
From the Image Gallery
No images of this plant
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MO , MS , NY , SC , TN , 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.
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.View Recommended Species page
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Gleditsia aquatica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Gleditsia aquatica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Gleditsia aquatica
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff