Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Robinia viscosa Ventenat. Clammy Locust. Phen: May-Jul; Jul-Aug. Hab: Mountain forests and woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas, rare in wild, uncommon as an escape. Dist: Originally a Southern and Central Appalachian endemic, ranging from PA south through w. MD, w. VA, e. WV, w. NC, and e. TN, to n. GA and n. AL, now much more widespread as an escape from cultivation.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = F, G, Il, Mi, Pa, RAB, S, WV; = Robinia viscosa var. viscosa – C, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, SE3, Ashe (1922), Isely & Peabody (1984); < Robinia viscosa – W

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Robinia viscosa, Marion County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source