Black Locust

Robinia pseudoacacia

Photo of Black Locust
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Children have been poisoned by eating the seeds of this tree. Poisoning also has occurred when twigs were used for blow-pipes. Putting the cut surface to their lips is enough to cause severe problems.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences