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Robinia viscosa Vent.
USDA Symbol: ROVI
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Small tree with a spreading crown of slender branches, or a shrub; often spiny, with showy pink flowers and sticky or clammy gland-hairs on twigs, leafstalks, flower stalks, and pods.
Discovered in 1776 by the early American botanist, William Bartram, in South Carolina. Easily recognized by the sticky or clammy secretion of the gland-hairs.
AL , CT , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV Native Distribution:
West Virginia southwest to central Alabama; naturalized beyond in E. United States and SE. Canada; at 500-4000 (152-1219 m). Native Habitat:
Open forests, clearings, and waste places; forming thickets. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(I)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff