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There is only one tree species with poisonous thorns, the black locust, that is native to North America.Though there are many toxic plants and many more plants with thorns, very few plants combine the two features.

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Varieties of honeylocust, citrus, mesquite and hawthorn trees have thorns. Thorns are an adaption that trees developed as a way to ward off predators.

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The most common East Texas thorn trees include the mesquite and the honey locust. The mesquite can grow to 30 feet tall and can have 2-inch-long thorns. The honey locust can have thorns that are about 1 to 4 inches long.

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Black locust tree thorns are poisonous and sharp, growing up to 2 inches in length. They may cause severe stomach pain or death when ingested by people, livestock or other animals such as deer, or house pets. Thorns also...

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Honey locust trees do not contain toxins, but black locust leaves, bark, and thorns do contain poison. Black locust thorns grow from one-fourth of an inch to one inch in length. Black locust tree thorns are toxic to peop...

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Varieties of honeylocust, citrus, mesquite and hawthorn trees have thorns. Thorns are an adaption that trees developed as a way to ward off predators.

www.reference.com/science/types-trees-thorns-14cba5429586a8cb

Ficus trees are considered toxic. However, the severity of toxicity is mild and typically cause reactions, such as itching or rash.

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