Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Black Locust in Bloom

This post is perhaps a week late, but I have posted enough photos of Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) bark, that it seemed remiss not to post a blossom.

These trees have been in bloom along highways and abandoned spaces for about two weeks. The flower structure is pretty typical for a Fabaeceous plant (or a Legume).

I read recently that this family is the third biggest flowering plant family, succeeding the Orchid (Orchidaceae) and Sunflower (Asteraceae) families.

This particular tree is on Chrystie and Stanton.

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