Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Gleditsia triacanthos Linnaeus. Honey Locust, Honeyshuck. Phen: Apr-early Jun; Jul-Nov. Hab: Woodlands, forests (generally bottomland), fencerows, often planted as a street tree. Dist: Native distribution is believed to be from w. NY (?) west to se. SD, south to Panhandle FL and TX (in and west of the Blue Ridge); its occurrence in the more eastern portions of our region (east of the Blue Ridge) appears to be as an adventive. Kimball, Whyte, & Crites (2010) found remains in an archeological site near Asheville NC (Blue Ridge) dated at ca. 500 A.D.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl3, G, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, SE3, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Isely (1975), Isely (1998), Robertson & Lee (1976)

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