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| Water Locust, Swamp Locust|
Water locust grows mainly in east Texas along rivers and swamps or in standing water of lagoons and sloughs, sometimes forming large thickets in rather deep water. It flowers in May or June and the fruit, a small legume with one seed (sometimes up to three seeds) per pod, ripens in August. The tree is sharply spined.
Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: greenish yellow
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: small legume, normally with one seed per pod
Height: to 60 ft.
Width: to 30 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: water or bog