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Honey locust grows in the following 33 states and provinces:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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The Gleditsia Triacanthos is commonly known as the Common Honey-locust, Honey Shucks Locust, Honey-locust as well as Sweet Bean Locust.

The currently accepted scientific name for honey-locust is Gleditsia triacanthos L. (Cesalpiniaceae) . Thornless honey-locust (G. t. forma inermis Schneid.) is occasionally found wild . Natural hybridization between honey-locust and water-locust (G. aquatica) has been reported .

The natural range of honey-locust extends from central Pennsylvania through extreme southern Ontario, extreme southern Michigan, southern Wisconsin, and extreme southeastern Minnesota to extreme southeastern South Dakota; south through eastern Nebraska to eastern Texas; east to Alabama; and northeast along the western slopes of the Appalachians. Isolated populations occur in northwestern Florida. Honey-locust is naturalized east of the Appalachians as far north as Nova Scotia .

Honey-locust is usually only a minor component of natural forest stands. It is considered an accessory species in four SAF cover types: bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa), willow oak (Q. phellos)-water oak (Q. nigra)-diamondleaf (laurel) oak (Q. laurifolia), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)-willow oak, and sugarberry (Celtis laevigata)-American elm (Ulmus americana). Honey-locust is a secondary species in all other SAF cover types listed above . Mesophytic species commonly associated with honey-locust include red maple (Acer rubrum), persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica), sweet pecan (Carya illinoensis), boxelder (Acer negundo), Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioica), and black walnut (Juglans nigra) .

Some of the information provided here is attributed to:Sullivan, Janet. 1994. Gleditsia triacanthos. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). , available at the USDA Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) website