Sophora japonica 'Regent'
Japanese Pagoda Tree / Chinese Scholar Tree
sophora (Arabic) = name for a tree with pea-like flowers
japonica = "of or from Japan"
Native to China and Korea
Kanji for the tree (槐) is composed of 木 ("tree") and 鬼 ("demon"). Legend has it that demons were drawn to the tree, that anyone living in a house made of wood from this tree would die mysteriously, and, in the wild, other species of tree rarely grow near it.
Toxin Delivery Mode:
Symptoms:No cases known. Possibly vomiting, diarrhea, excitement, delirium, and coma
Alkaloids? Suspected due to close relationship to Mescal bean
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN
Tree / Buds / Bark