Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Gleditsia aquatica Marshall. Water Locust. Phen: Apr-May (-Jun); Jul-Nov. Hab: Swamp forests, marshes. Dist: E. SC south to c. peninsular FL, west to TX, and north in the interior to IN, IL, and MO (as a native species almost completely restricted to the Coastal Plain); occasionally cultivated north of its native range.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl3, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo2, NcTx, RAB, S, SE3, Tn, Tx, WH3, Isely (1975), Isely (1998), Robertson & Lee (1976)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
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