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False Acacia

Robinia pseudacacia

Plant Data

Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Cream-white, pea-like flowers.
Fruit:
Brown pea-like pods, up to 4 inches long.
Leaves:
Deciduous. Dark green, pinnate leaves. 3 to 9 pairs of blunt, oval leaflets.
Maximum Size:
30 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The seed pods and bark are toxic, but other parts of the tree are edible such as the flowers.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Very fragrant flowers.
Other Names:
Black Locust.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland, scrub, towns, woodland.