Robinia hispida Linnaeus var. kelseyi (Cowell ex Hutchinson) Isely. Phen: Apr-Jul; Jul-Oct. Hab: Mountain woodlands, introduced elsewhere. Dist: Traditionally considered an endemic originally restricted to w. NC, but SE and Z suggest that var. kelseyi may have been only of horticultural origin.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Syn: = K1, SE3, Isely & Peabody (1984), Peabody (1984); = Robinia kelseyi – G, RAB, S, Ashe (1922); < Robinia hispida – Pa, W; < Robinia hispida var. hispida – K3, K4