Bristly Locust (Robinia hispida) is a shrub or small tree in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the southeastern United States. Other common names include Rose acacia and Rose locust.
It grows to 2-4 m tall, with densely glandular-bristly stems, somewhat sticky to touch. The leaves are 12-23 cm long, pinnate with 7-15 leaflets 2-5 cm long. The flowers are pink, produced on short racemes of 3-12 together in the spring; each flower is 20-25 mm (about 1 inch) across.