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Clammy Locust

Robinia hispida

Description:

Tree/shrub that grows to 40 feet in height with showy pink flowers.

Habitat:

Dry open woodland and hillside scrub. Prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. This one was photographed at the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve near Windsor (Aiken County), SC.

Notes:

The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects. It can fix nitrogen. It can tolerate drought and atmospheric pollution.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

Windsor, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 30, 2011
Submitted on Jan 19, 2013

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