Honey Locust tree

Scientific name:  Gleditsia triacanthos
Continent: North America
Fruit:  Yes
Fallen Leaf:  Yes
Toxic:  No
Size:  9-12 m

A wood used in carpentry and a seed used in creams and ice creams

The three-thorned acacia is a deciduous tree between 9 and 12 m high, whose trunk and branches are covered with branched thorns. Its flowers are greenish in color, arranged in clusters and are much visited by bees. It usually bears abundant fruit every 3-5 years. Its fruits are legumes that twist in a spiral shape.

The wood of the three-spined acacia is used in carpentry and the seed can be used for creams and ice creams. The fruits are sweet and have been used as cattle feed.

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