The Garden Guide

Book: A treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, adapted to North America,1841
Chapter: Section IV. Deciduous Ornamental Trees

Three-thorned Acacia Gleditsia triacanthos

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The Three-thorned Acacia (Gleditsia triacanthos) is the principal species, and is indigenous to the states west of the Alleghanies. G. monosperma is another kind, which is scarcely distinguishable from the Three-thorned, except in having one-seeded pods. The seedlings raised from G. triacanthos are often entirely destitute of thorns.