Taxon  Report   7156    
Robinia pseudoacacia  L.
Black locust
Robinia pseudoacacia, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited
Observation Search
(1094 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Robinia
Toxicity: MAJOR (SEEDS)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Robinia pseudoacacia var. pyramidalis
PLANTS: Robinia pseudoacacia var. rectissima
ICPN: Robinia pseudo-acacia
More information about  Robinia pseudoacacia

ResearchGate - Michaela Vítková et al.:  Black locust ... beloved and despised: A story of an invasive tree in Central Europe. We reviewed the ecological and socioeconomic impact of Robinia placing particular emphasis on the species' history, vegetation ecology, invasiveness and management.

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Apr 01, 2020).