Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3548

Woody vine
Perennial

Non-native: a cross of species native to China and Japan
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Commonly cultivated and escaped

Look for it in floodplain forests and swamps , per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-17 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!



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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wisteria Xformosa [floribunda X sinensis]   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Wisteria Xformosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Hybrid Asian Wisteria