G. Triacanthos. - Honey Locust tree or Three-thorned Acacia, is a tree of symmetrical shape, with beautiful foliage, decorated in autumn with broad pods, twelve or fifteen inches in length, of a brownish-purple color, hanging gracefully from every part of the tree. It is also remarkable for its triple thorns, which effectually guard the tree from every intruder.*
* There is a popular tradition that the crown of thorns which the Jews placed reproachfully on the head of Jesus Christ, was woven from the branches of this tree.