Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may enjoy reading Native Wisteria by Jan Haldeman.
or want to check out Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Kentucky Wisteria (W. macrostachya) is a taxon sometimes considered as a valid species, but it is often included within W. frutescens. Learn more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
American Wisteria, Swamp Wisteria, Atlantic Wisteria
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Jan Haldeman jhh_wisteriaclose_3
May Abbeville County SC
Blossoms are more dense, not as long and loose as the exotic Wisteria, per Pause for Plants by Jan Haldeman.
COMPARE flowers of Wisteria species
JK Marlow jkm160513_026
May Greenville County SC
Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve
Flowers borne in a compact raceme, 3-6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
JK Marlow s040720_d
July Abbeville County SC
The 9-15 leaflets are oval, about 2" long, and taper to a point, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
COMPARE leaves of Peppervine, Trumpet-creeper and Wisteria