Japanese Wisteria Wisteria floribunda (Willdenow) De CandolleNon-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Kraunhia floribunda.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Wisteria   


Japanese Wisteria is native to Japan. It was brought to the United States in 1830 to supplement ornamental gardens. Japanese Wisteria is now found from Maine through the southeast and midwest. It is considered an invasive species because of the species smothering growth habits.


Vines coil counter clockwise around trees. Blooms before leaves are fully developed. Flowering racemes from 1 to 3 feet long. Blooms in mid-April.

There are 13 records in the project database.

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MBP marks as "Invasive" any taxon listed in the Maryland Invasive Species Council (MISC) list of Invasive Species of Concern in Maryland. You can read their criteria and review the lists here: https://mdinvasives.org/species-of-concern/.

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