Herb latin name: Robinia luxurians

Synonyms: Robinia neomexicana luxurians

Family: Leguminosae

Edible parts of Robinia luxurians:

Flowers - raw.

Description of the plant:


8 m
(26 feet)

July to


Habitat of the herb:

Banks of mountain streams to elevations of 2100 metres.

Other uses of Robinia luxurians:

Plants succeed in dry barren sites, their suckering habit making them suitable for stabilizing banks. Wood - heavy, exceedingly hard, strong, close-grained.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - pre-soak for 48 hours in warm water and sow the seed in late winter in a cold frame. A short stratification improves germination rates and time. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the following summer. The seed stores for over 10 years. Suckers taken during the dormant season.

Cultivation of Robinia luxurians:

Banks of mountain streams to elevations of 2100 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Robinia luxurians:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.