44. Gleditsia triacanthos – Honey Locust
Scientific Name: Gleditsia triacanthos
Nativity: Central North America
Contrary to the name, honey locusts are not important honey plants for bees. The name is derived from the sweet taste of the locust bean gum, which was a staple for Native Americans.The legume pulp can also be used to make beer. Although honey locust wood in not a common commercial timber source, there is a niche market for honey locust furniture. Although native to North America, the honey locust is considered a seriously invasive species in Australia.
DBH: 29.5 inches