Robinia viscosa Vent.
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: ROVI
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
DistributionUSA: 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.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Special Value to Honey Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Robinia viscosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Robinia viscosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Robinia viscosa
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-09-14
Research By: TWC Staff