Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1674

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

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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

 

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



WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Wisteria frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wisteria frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-31-001:
Wisteria frutescens   FAMILY Fabaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991):
Wisteria macrostachya

 

COMMON NAME:
American Wisteria, Swamp Wisteria, Atlantic Wisteria