Gleditschia vulgaris (Gleditschia triacanthos L.) Syn.: Gleditschia triacanthos. A large tree with a height of up to 45 meters, the branches of which are covered with shiny spines, has quite large beans. It has medicinal properties and decorative qualities. A good honeybee. Gledichia vulgaris-a tree up to 45 m in height. It has an openwork, wide, rather decorative crown and dark brown bark. The trunk and branches are completely covered with reddish-brown simple or branching strong spines up to 20-30 cm long. The leaves are alternate, double-pinnate or double-pinnate. The flowers are small, greenish, in dense axillary racemes. The perianth is double, 5-membered, more or less zygomorphic. Stamens 10, sometimes less. Ovary superior, is unilocular. Ginetsey apomorphy. The fruit is a bean, curved-wavy, leathery, large up to 40 cm long, with lentil-shaped seeds. Propagated by seeds, root offspring, grafting. Blooms in May-July. It bears fruit in October-November. The plant is native to the eastern part of North America. In the culture of the honey locust is prevalent in all countries with a temperate climate. Currently, Gledichia vulgaris is widely grown in the southern regions of the European part of Russia, in particular in the North Caucasus, in the Krasnodar Territory, in the south of the Volga region and in the Rostov region. As a medicinal raw material, mainly mature fruits and young leaves are used. The fruits are harvested when they acquire a dark color and are easily opened. They are dried in dryers at a temperature of 50-60°C, or in the open air. Collection of leaves produced in dry Sunny weather in early spring, when they contain much more triacanthine. The raw material is dried in the shade until the petioles begin to break when bent. During drying, the raw material is laid out in a thin layer and periodically mixed. The finished raw materials are stored in bags or closed wooden containers for 2 years.