Common Name: 
Yellowwood

Five species of deciduous trees with brittle branches.  Leaves alternate, unevenly pinnately compound.  Flowers in terminal clusters and fruit linear, flat, sometimes winged.  Native to eastern Asia and North America.
Cladrastis: from the Greek kados, a branch, and thraustos, fragile, a reference to the brittle branches.

Pronunciation: 
kla-DRAS-tis
Family: 
Fabaceae, Leguminosa