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Chinese Wisteria
Fabaceae
Wisteria sinensis



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Fabaceae Family

Wisteria Genus

Location

Origin & Range: Native to Asia.Wisteria is found from Maine to Florida, and as far west as Arkansas

Physical Description
Wisteria vines climb by twining their stems either closkwise or counter-clockwise round any available support. They can climb as high as 20 m above ground and spread out 10 m laterally.

The leaves are alternate, 15 to 35 cm long, pinnate, with 9 to 19 leaflets. The flowers are produced in pendulous racemes 10 to 80 cm long, similar to those of the genus Laburnum, but are purple, violet, pink or white, not yellow. Flowering is in the spring (just before or as the leaves open) in some Asian species, and in mid to late summer in the American species and W. japonica. The flowers of some species are fragrant, most notably Chinese Wisteria. The seeds are produced in pods similar to those of laburnum, and, like that genus, are poisonous.


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Fabaceae
Bean Family
Fabales
Fabales
Order of Beans
NOX Clad
Nitrogen Bean Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

The seed is diuretic. It is used in the treatment of heart ailments. One report says that the stems and flowers are also used in Chinese medicine, but gives no more information
Flowers - cooked. They are thoroughly washed and then boiled or made into fritters. The flowers are also cured in sugar then mixed with flour and made into a famous local delicacy called 'Teng Lo'. The leaves contain allantoic acid. They are used as a tea substitute. The young leaves have also been eaten
A fiber from the stems can be used to make paper, the fiber is about 1.3 - 3.7mm long. Stems are harvested in the summer, the leaves removed and the stems steamed until the fiber can be stripped. The fibers are cooked for 2 hours with lye and then put in a ball mill for 3 hours. The paper is a buff color
Wisteria was introduced to the United States from Japan and China in the 1800ís for use as ornamental plants. Individual wisteria plants can survive for more than 50 years. Wisteria can reproduce by rooting at each node, via stolons, and will produce new shoots if cut back or trimmed. Wisteria is highly aggressive and can displace native species. Sizable trees have been killed by vining wisteria. When these large trees are killed, it opens the forest floor to sunlight, which allows seedlings to grow and flourish



Chinese Wisteria




Chinese Wisteria




Chinese Wisteria


Comment: Chinese Wisteria, Wisteria sinensis

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Thunder
Thunder
June 01, 2010
I have never seen those pods on wisteria, but I am not an expert on wisteria.

gardengeek
gardengeek
June 01, 2010
Is this a Wisteria?

  Chinese Wisteria Chinese Wisteria
Chinese Wisteria
All parts of the plant contain a glycoside called wisterin which is toxic if ingested and may cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, and diarrhea. Wisterias have caused poisoning in children of many c


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