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Perennial, Trees, Woody throughout, Stems erect or ascending, Stems greater than 2 m tall, Trunk or stems armed with thorns, spines or prickles, Stems solid, Stems or young twigs glabrous or sparsely glabrate, Leaves alternate, Leaves clustered on spurs or fasicles, Leaves petiolate, Stipules inconspicuous, absent, or caducous, Leaves compound, Leaves odd pinnate, Leaves even pinnate, Leaves bipinnate, Leaf or leaflet margins entire, Leaflets dentate or denticulate, Leaflets alternate or subopposite, Leaflets 10-many, Leaves glabrous or nearly so, Inflorescences racemes, Inflorescences spikes or spike-like, Inflorescence ament-like, Inflorescence axillary, Bracts very small, absent or caducous, Flowers actinomorphic or somewhat irregular, Calyx 5-lobed, Calyx glabrous, Petals separate, Petals white, Petals greenish yellow, Imperfect flowers present, dioecious or polygamodioecious, Fertile stamens 6-8, Stamens completely free, separate, Stamens long exserted, Filaments hairy, villous, Style terete, Fruit a legume, Fruit stipitate, Fruit unilocular, Fruit tardily or weakly dehiscent, Fruit indehiscent, Fruit oblong or ellipsoidal, Fruit or valves persistent on stem, Fruit coriaceous or becoming woody, Fruit exserted from calyx, Fruit glabrous or glabrate, Fruit 2-seeded, Seeds ovoid to rounded in outline, Seed surface smooth, Seeds olive, brown, or black.
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Gleditsia aquatica

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Gleditsia aquatica, commonly called water locust or swamp locust after its habitat of river swamps and slough margins, is a tree native to the Southeastern United States and adjacent regions.

Description

Gleditsia aquatica often grows 50 to 60 feet. It is commonly found in swamps and prefers partial sun.

Like the other plants in its family (Fabaceae) it produces a flat legume (pod). However, these pods usually only hold one seed.

The leaves are usually simple-compounded, but sometimes appears Acacia.

Range and habitat

This swamp tree is found mainly in the southern regions of the United States. It is native to the Southeast, from Florida west to eastern Texas, north to Illinois. It can be found as far north as Ohio, southern New York and southwestern Connecticut. It is hardy to zones 6–9.

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Natural range of Gleditsia aquatica

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Gleditsia aquatica: Brief Summary

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Gleditsia aquatica, commonly called water locust or swamp locust after its habitat of river swamps and slough margins, is a tree native to the Southeastern United States and adjacent regions.

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