The Honey Locust

July 13, 2015

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Of all the specimen trees in my arboretum, the grand Honey Locust is among my favorites. Its wide-stretching limbs and graceful conical shape brightens the landscape from spring to early-July until the leaves evolve into a deep lime green. I've never tasted the sweet legume pulp from where the tree derives its name. You can apparently ferment it to make beer. The photos show a macro and wide angle view of Gleditsia triacanthos.