OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Robinia hispida var. hispida

SYNONYMOUS WITH Robinia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) (Isely & Peabody, 1984)

Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-32-008:

Robinia kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Robinia kelseyi

 

COMMON NAME:
Kelsey's Locust


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image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

Ron Lance    rwl_kelseyi_2

April        

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5099

May    Jackson County    NC

Stipular spines slender and weak, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5102

May    Jackson County    NC

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5106

May    Jackson County    NC

Extrafloral nectaries can be found near Robinia's stipular spines, per Many Plants Have Extrafloral Nectaries Helpful to Beneficials (Mizell, 2001).

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm200522_5125

May    Jackson County    NC

Twigs glabrous or with a few bristles, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

Ron Lance    rwl_kelseyi_1

May        

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm090607_108

June    Jackson County    NC

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm090607_113

June    Jackson County    NC

Racemes to 1dm long, 5-8 flowered, with glandular-hirsute rachis, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm090607_118

June    Jackson County    NC

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm090607_120

June    Jackson County    NC


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of pink-flowering Locust species

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm090607_127

June    Jackson County    NC

image of Robinia hispida var. kelseyi, Kelsey's Locust

JK Marlow    jkm090607_130

June    Jackson County    NC

Leaflets 9-13, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Locust species

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Robinia hispida var. hispida

SYNONYMOUS WITH Robinia (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) (Isely & Peabody, 1984)
Robinia hispida var. kelseyi

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-32-008:
Robinia kelseyi   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Robinia kelseyi

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1251

Shrub
Perennial

Habitat: Mountain woodlands, introduced elsewhere, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas

Rare

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems of juvenile plants usually armed with paired stipular or nodal spines

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-13 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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