Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Water Locust
Gleditsia aquatica
Family: Fabaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

Rivers, swamps and slough margins.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Mid May to late June.
Fruiting Period: Mid June to late July.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The legumes are only about 5 cm in length and with 3 or fewer seeds, disnguishing it from common honey locust.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or impacts due to erosion.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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