Carolinas and Georgia

1674

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Wisteria frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wisteria frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-31-001:
Wisteria frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Kraunhia frutescens

 

COMMON NAME:
American Wisteria, Swamp Wisteria, Atlantic Wisteria


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Look for it in swamp forests, wet thickets, per Weakley's Flora

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

 

full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 9-13(15) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue-violet
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped campanulate calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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Wisteria frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

American Wisteria, Swamp Wisteria, Atlantic Wisteria