Name: False Acacia
Scientific name: Robinia pseudoacacia
Category: Trees and bushes
Nature Stars: 20
About: A tall tree, planted in parks and gardens. Thorny and frequently 'suckers'.
How to identify: Recognised by its deeply fissured greyish bark, white pea-like flowers and rounded compound leaves.
Fantastic fact: Introduced as long ago as 1630 from eastern USA.
Photograph credit: Philip Precey