Fabaceae (Leguminosae)Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust R. pseudoacacia originates in the cove or mixed-mesophytic (varied temperate) regions of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. Black Locust is found along the western part of the U.S. in Arkansas and Oklahoma and the eastern region of the country in states like Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Maryland. )Black Locust may also be seen in many parts around the world. Black Locust will be found in silty loam soils to loose shale and hard subsoil (limestone and sandstone). Black Locustcommonly occurs in the forest mixed with other hardwoods such as red maple, white oak, chestnut hickory, butternut hickory, honey locust or Kentucky coffee-tree.
Height ~70ft Girth 3-4ft Canopy is a round crown with somewhat thick, crooked branches. Leaf is alternate, pinnately compund ranging up to 19 leaflets and 14 inches long.