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Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos

Native to eastern North America, this fast-growing tree produces fragrant cream-colored flowers in late spring, but despite its common name does not produce a significant amount of nectar for the production of honey. Its common name is derived from the sweet taste of the fruit pulp, which can be fermented to make beer. It is also known as Honey-Shuck or Sweet Locust.

Habitat:Woodland edges and open areas.
Growth Habit:Deciduous tree growing to 30 m tall, with open crown.
Bloom Time:Late spring.
Longevity:Up to 100 years.
Presence in US:AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WI WV WY
Presence in Canada:ON
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