Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Robinia hispida Linnaeus var. hispida . Common Bristly Locust. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Woodlands and forests, and as an escape in disturbed areas and roadsides. Dist: Probably originally endemic to the Southern Appalachians (and perhaps adjacent provinces) of NC, SC, GA, TN, and VA, now widely distributed in e. North America as an escape from cultivation.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, K1, Mo3, NE, NY, SE3, Isely & Peabody (1984), Peabody (1984); = Robinia hispida – G, S, Ashe (1922); < Robinia hispida – Fl3, GrPl, Il, Mi, NcTx, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV; > Robinia hispida – S; < Robinia hispida var. hispida – K3, K4; > Robinia pallida – S; > Robinia speciosa – S

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