Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1673

Woody vine
Perennial

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

Commonly cultivated and escaped

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

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INVASIVE

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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: (11)13-17(19) leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
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!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wisteria floribunda   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-31-003:
Wisteria floribunda   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Wisteria