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The honeylocust is widely scattered throughout Ohio wherever the soil is deep, moist, and fertile, particularly in meadows and bottom-lands. This is the only tree native to America that has compound thorns (thorns growing from thorns). However, some honeylocust’s are thorn-less. The leathery seed pods, a foot or more in length, contain 12 to 14 dark brown, bean-like seeds separated by a sweet pulp.