Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

And when they had platted a crown of thorns,
they put it upon his head,
and a reed in his right hand:
and they bowed the knee before him,
and mocked him, saying,
Hail, King of the Jews!
Matthew 27:29
6'' barbs


Danna said...

Wow, is it a full tree or more bush like? Those are huge! And what a perfect quote for this month to come!

lindafay said...

THey are bushes that can become trees if left to themselves. We have both. They were all over our property but we bought goats because they eat them and we also have been cutting and burning them all year long. I had never seen thorns such as these before moving here. They are positively frightening.

Danna said...

Thanks for the info, I can't believe a goat could eat that! I have heard they'll eat anything, but wow!! Another reason to see Texas someday! :)

lindafay said...

Danna, they just eat the leaves. We cut down the big ones and when little shoots come up again, the goats eat the leaves continually until the plant dies. : )

Annie Kate said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! I'll be letting my children enjoy it as part of their home school nature study program, and I've recommended it to my readers as well.

Annie Kate