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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Wisteria ×formosa   FAMILY Fabaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wisteria ×formosa [floribunda × sinensis]   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Wisteria ×formosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH -

Rehsonia ×formosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Hybrid Asian Wisteria


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image of Wisteria ×formosa, Hybrid Asian Wisteria

Keith Bradley    kab_w_sinensis_03913

April    Richland County    SC

Flowers of W. sinensis open simultaneously; W. floribunda gradually; hybrids (?)...

image of Wisteria ×formosa, Hybrid Asian Wisteria

Keith Bradley    kab_w_sinensis_3894

April    Richland County    SC

... identification of the two alien species and their hybrids is uncertain, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/14/23):
Wisteria ×formosa   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Wisteria ×formosa [floribunda × sinensis]   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Wisteria ×formosa

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Rehsonia ×formosa

 

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3548

Woody vine
Perennial

Habitat: Cultivated, escaped to urban, suburban, and rural forests and woodlands, commonly cultivated and escaped; a cross of species native to China and Japan, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: a cross of species native to China and Japan

Common

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Invasive?

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

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-17 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

 

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