CLAMMY LOCUST (Robinia viacosa, Vent.). 20 to 40 feet. Slender, bushy tree, often a shrub, with twigs dark, reddish brown, and covered with glandular hairs that exude a sticky substance. Bark dark reddish brown, smooth, thin. Wood heavy, hard, close-grained, brown, with yellow sapwood Leaves 7 to 12 inches long, of 13 to 21 ovate, pointed leaflets soft, downy, silvery beneath, at first, becoming smooth above bright green, with pale, pubescent linings, and clammy along the leafstalks. Flowers rose pink, a inch long, with red,
clammy pubescent bracts and calyx, in short, close racemes, axillary. Fruit clustered, thin, narrowly winged, taper pointed pods, 2 to 3 inches long, containing a row of reddish brown, mottled seeds. Dist.: Mountains of North and South Carolina. Naturalized as an ornamental flowering tree for lawns and parks in Massachusetts and in scattered localities east of the Mississippi River. Also in Europe.