Plant ID forum: Weedy shrub with horrible long branched thorns

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 14, 2017 9:10 AM CST

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I was thinking this might be a Honey Locust but I'm just not sure. Does anyone recognize this?





Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Feb 14, 2017 9:23 AM CST
Osage orange? (Maclura pomifera)
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Feb 14, 2017 9:23 AM CST
I recognize it: forked thorns, zig-zag twigs, but I can't name it. I hope you get an answer.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2017 9:57 AM CST
It sure remind me of Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Close up images of thorns here: http://www.wildflower.org/plan...

More photos on this page for comparison: http://www.gaelynnwoods.com/20...
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Feb 14, 2017 10:24 AM CST
Mesquite has cross thorns at the base of the initial thorns - not a very good way of explaining it, I'm sure there are more accurate technical terms Hilarious!

Here's a pic:

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 14, 2017 10:47 AM CST

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Thanks for the ideas, everyone.

I'm really thinking honey locust here. I'll watch this plant and when it leafs out and blooms I bet we'll know for sure. Thumbs up
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Feb 14, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Since I am blessed with this species here at the Valley, I'll take the honors to confirm this as Gleditsia triacanthos - Common Honeylocust.

It is a determined species, sprouting from its root system in the classic style of Sumac, Elderberry, and Black Locust - but thornier.
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porkpal
Feb 14, 2017 7:43 PM CST
I'm glad to know what properly to call the nasty things.
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Feb 14, 2017 7:46 PM CST
Yes, but that cannot be enunciated here - only out loud and painfully as the tips enter tender bits of your body.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 14, 2017 7:50 PM CST

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Thanks for the confirmation John. Thumbs up

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