Honey locust

Honey locust

Gleditsia triacanthos

  • Leaves at ends of branches not bipinnately compound
  • Leaflet edges smooth or only slightly toothed
  • Fruit very long brown pad
Honey locust
Honey locust

Chinese flame tree

Chinese flame tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata

  • Leaflet edges heavily or irregularly toothed or lobed
  • Leaflet bases symmetrical or only slightly asymmetrical
  • Flowers yellow, 4 (rarely 5) petals
  • Fruit orange, red, rose, or brown papery "Chinese lantern"
Chinese flame tree
Chinese flame tree

Flamegold

Flamegold

Koelreuteria elegans

  • Leaflet edges heavily or irregularly toothed or lobed
  • Leaflet bases conspicuously asymmetrical
  • Flowers yellow, 5 petals
  • Fruit pink or brown papery "Chinese lantern"
Flamegold

Chinaberry

Chinaberry

Melia azedarach

  • Leaflet edges heavily or irregularly toothed or lobed
  • Flowers purple
  • Fruit small yellow berry
Chinaberry
Chinaberry