Carolinas and Georgia

1675

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wisteria sinensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-31-002:
Wisteria sinensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Chinese Wisteria


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Look for it in urban, suburban, and rural forests and woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

Woody vine
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Commonly cultivated and escaped (rare in Piedmont)


INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: (7)9-11(13) leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Wisteria sinensis   FAMILY Fabaceae

Chinese Wisteria