Also called false acacia (in 🇬🇧 Britain).  Part of legume / pea  family Fabaceae in order Fabales.

Native to central and eastern 🇺🇸 USA, although widely planted elsewhere.  Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USA Invasive > in Michigan

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Robinia hosts caterpillars of 59 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Often grows in clonal colonies [1] —look around for other stems!

Learn more about ◼︎ black locust Robinia pseudoacacia

Best Control Practices BCP (Michigan) (.pdf) Best Control Practices BCP (Ontario) (.pdf) and its Technical Bulletin (.pdf)

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