Honey locust, coffee tree, and black locust are also very similar in appearance.
It should not be confused with the very durable wood of the black locust.
In the case of such hard-coated seed as the black locust or honey locust, it is best to soak them in hot water before planting.
The black locust, a native of Ohio and Kentucky, may be raised from the seed, with less labor than a nursery of apple trees.
The yellow-wood has larger and lovelier blossom clusters than the black locust, with which it might most easily be confused.
Only in the mountainous parts of its range does the black locust reach its best growth.
The foliage resembles but is more delicate than that of the black locust.
The flowers are much smaller than those of the black locust, but the pods are several times as long (twelve to eighteen inches).
In summer the leaflets prove that the tree is not a black locust.
No one is approximately as important or well known as the black locust.