American Wisteria Wisteria frutescens (Linnaeus) PoiretNon-native    Synonyms: Kraunhia frutescens, Kraunhia macrostachya.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Wisteria   


Vines grow clockwise around trees. Flowering typically occurs after leaves are developed. Flowering racemes from 1.5 to 6" long. Blooms in May. Flowers are less fragrant than other wisteria species or have no scent at all.

There are 19 records in the project database.

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American Wisteria blooming in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/13/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

American Wisteria blooming in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/24/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Wisteria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/12/2021). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

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