Wisteria sinensis (Sims) Sweet - Chinese Wisteria
Family - Fabaceae
New growth of the stem.
Flowering - March - July.
Habitat - Open woods, roadsides, thickets. Widely cultivated and escaped.
Origin - Native to China.
Other information - This species can be found throughout Alabama. The plant is a common ornamental and has escaped to probably every county in the state. This species can be identified by its densely pubescent ovary and fruit, its densely pubescent new growth, and its big inflorescences of bluish flowers. The flowers of the inflorescence open mostly all at the same time.
Photographs taken off Hwy 29, Guilford County, NC., 4-20-03.