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:

 

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


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