Robinia neomexicana

New Mexico Locust
Robinia neomexicana

Family: Pea (Fabacea)
Photo taken on: May 26, 2016
Location: CR 162, Abiquiu, NM
Life Zones: Plains to foothills
Habitat: Moist canyons, wooded slopes

A shrub that can grow to be a 20ft tree with reddish brown branches. Leaves are divided into leaflets with a pair of thorns at the base. Flowers are showy pink to lavender with hairy sepals.arrow

Robinia neomexicana


Seed pods are also hairy to 4" long. 

Photo taken on: September 14, 2001
Location: Cerro Grande Trail, NM

Pink Round Clusters