False Acacia

Name: False Acacia

Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia

Category: Trees and bushes

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: A tall tree, planted in parks and gardens. Thorny and frequently 'suckers'.

How to identify: Recognised by its deeply fissured greyish bark, white pea-like flowers and rounded compound leaves.

Where: Widespread

Fantastic fact: Introduced as long ago as 1630 from eastern USA.

Photograph credit: Philip Precey

More in this category: Common Holly » « Gorse