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The Language of Flowers: Common Locust (Robinia psuedoacacia)

Common locust is a medium sized deciduous tree  growing forty to one hundred feet tall with attractive blue-green pinnately compound leaves and beautiful loose pendent clusters of  very fragrant creamy white flowers in spring.  It is a member of the pea family,  Fabaceae ,that also includes lupine, mimos aand alfalfa.  Although  native to eastern US it occurs in all of the lower forty eight states and is considered invasive in some.

 

Meaning in the Language of Flowers: Elegance

 

Quotes: 

Trifles themselves are elegant in him.  Pope

 

To these resistless grace impart,

That look of sweetness formed to please,

That eloquence devoid of art,

That dignity that’s lose in ease.  Cartwright

 

The fleeting heart, simplicity of life,

And eloquence, and taste.   Thomson

For more information go to:

The Language of Flowers: Introduction