New Mexico locust

Robinia neomexicana

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
NA
cover:
High

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
SaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
4000
Max elevation:
8500
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Reproduction: 
High
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Pollinator habitatWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Available from nurseries
NOTES:
seeds highly toxic; can dominate shortly after a fire because of its vigorous root sprouting
Citations:
McDonald 2020