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Characteristic trees are the locust tree and the stone pine; in Melia Azedarach and Ficus Sycomorus (Beirut) is an admixture of foreign and partially subtropical elements.
Sometimes imagined to be the " locusts " eaten by John the Baptist, on which account the tree is often called the locust-tree.
Robinia Pseud-acacia, or false acacia, is cultivated in the milder parts of Britain, and forms a large tree, with beautiful pea-like blossoms. The tree is sometimes called the locust tree.
The common Acacia or Locust Tree (R. pseudoacacia) is of quick growth, hardy, and thrives almost anywhere.
The black locust tree (Robinia pseudacacia) is a North American native that was introduced to Europe around 1630.