Robinia: named for Jean (1550-1629) and Vespasian (1579-1662) Robin of Paris, gardeners to Henri IV and Louis XIII, who first cultivated the locust tree in Europe in the 16th century after receiving plants from Canada (contributed by Cynthia Powell)
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