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Plant ID ... Locust (?). Help

 
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It's winter here in the Inland NW, can't give specific details on leaf pattern. I was in the parking lot of the animal center at Wash. State Univ. in Pullman (zone 6b) the other night and I saw these trees with huge pods.
Clearly pea family, guessing locust, couldn't find any leaves around. Tree, maybe 30foot tall, 12" DBH, boll 8ft tall to branching, spineless. Large purple pods (7", 2" wide) and large seeds (over 0.5" diam). No distinctive smell.
Curious if anyone has an idea. I'm wondering if I should try to cultivate them and perhaps if they might be a good animal feed source without toxicity.
Many Thanks.
P.
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kentucky coffee tree.
 
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greg mosser wrote:kentucky coffee tree.



I definitely concur.
 
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