Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Bristly Locust (Rose Acacia) (Robinia hispida): Images

Date Location Notes Images
August 8, 2011 Southeastern, New Hampshire Look at the very long red hairs on the branches and even on the seed pods! I did not find any thorns on the branches as I often do for the more hairless and somewhat similar Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia).

There are two other Robinia species in New Hampshire:
  1. Clammy Locust (Rose Acacia) (Robinia viscosa): Similar to Bristly Locust but has the braches are covered with numerous, sticky short-stalked red glands and has a pink-colored, pea-like flower.
  2. Black Locust (False Acacia) (Robinia pseudoacacia): Similar to Bristly Locust but has no hairs or sticky red glands on the branches. White, pea-like flowers.