Friday, March 25, 2011

Red Car Property: New Flowering Tree Identified*

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 19, 2011. I've never seen this tree's flowers before. It grows on the border of Silver Lake Court (a paper street) and the Red Car Property, between the Silver Lake Ave Public Staircase & India. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

If you can identify this tree, send us an email:
. *3/28/11 UPDATE: A reader identifies this tree as Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia). Cal Flora identifies it as non-native tree that can cause serious damage to native ecosystems. The Plant Conservation Alliance (of New England) Alien Plant Working Group has good information about it.

Thanks again to one of our regular readers who, in the past, has identified a number of plant species found on the Red Car Property.