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Black Locust
Robinia pseudoacacia

Location: 246 Grove Ave.
District: Mission San Jose
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous, native to middle western U.S. Brought to California by the 19th. century emigrants. Fast growing with thorny branches and fragrant white blossoms in long clusters followed by bean pods that dry, curl and hang on all winter.

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NOTICE: This specimen is located on private property.  DO NOT TRESPASS!  No right to enter private property to view the specimen tree is granted by the Roadside Arboretum.  To prevent the transfer of disease and other considerations, do not touch or take samples from the specimen tree or any other plants on the property.

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Illustration by Philip Eaker