The leaves of a Robinia

Robinia | Robinia pseudoacacia

The Robinia can be found right behind the, aptly named, Robiniastate and flowers from May right through to July.

The robinia is a tree of the legume family. At the end of spring and the beginning of summer, it stands out for its hanging racemes with white butterfly flowers. The tree is often called acacia, which is actually a misnomer, but can be found in the scientific name 'pseudoacacia'. Pseudoacacia means similar to the acacia. Do you also notice the trunk with its strong and deeply grooved bark and striking vertical wide ribs?