TinHawk
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Tree?

Hey, I'm trying to identify a tree that is on my block. The seed pods are about 2-3 inches long and there are thorns on the branches. I think it's a type of lotus but don't those typically have bigger thorns on the trunk? I didn't see any flowers or fruit, just the seed pods.. (but that doesn't mean I couldn't have overlooked them)
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Re: Tree?

You mean locust, right? I think so too, but I don't know exactly which kind.
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Re: Tree?

Yeah sorry. My phone changes words and sometimes I don't catch it. How many kinds of locust are there?

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Re: Tree?

paired thorns and short pods? it's most likely black locust. there are more species, but the two you're more likely to run into in town are black and honey locust. honey locust pods are closer to a foot long, and are either exceptionally spiky (mostly on the trunk), or have been bred to be spineless. they have smaller leaflets than those pictured, too.

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Re: Tree?

A type of Senna or cassia?
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Re: Tree?

The location would be helpful as would a picture of the seed pods.

I'm not sure if mimosa has thorns. But the leaves look a lot like black locust, and so does the bark on the trunk.

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Re: Tree?

mimosa doesn't have thorns. also has smoother bark.

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Re: Tree?

I love mimosa trees, so very pretty when flowering. Unfortunately they won't survive the winter here.

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