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Robinia hispida

Bristly Locust

Small spreading suckering shrub with long blue-green compound leaves. Rose to lavender colored flowers hang in 2-4” racemes in spring. Twigs and stems are covered with stiff bristly hairs. Tolerates poor dry soil, will stabilize steep or gravelly slopes. Native to Southern US. 6-10’ x 6-10’.

Clarence A. Rechenthin. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Texas State Office.

Image courtesy of Virginia. Tech. Department of Forestry

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