Chinese Wisteria Wisteria sinensis (Sims) SweetNon-native  -  Invasive    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Wisteria   

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Unlike our native species, both invasive Wisteria species bloom in April before their leaves return. Chinese Wisteria coils clockwise around trees, while Japanese Wisteria coils counter-clockwise. Japanese Wisteria also has longer flower clusters.

There are 34 records in the project database.

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Chinese Wisteria in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/28/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Chinese Wisteria blooming in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/16/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Chinese Wisteria blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/24/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The growth marks of Chinese Wisteria on a Princess Tree in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/16/2018). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

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

Chinese Wisteria in Howard Co., Maryland (6/1/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Chinese Wisteria in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/15/2019). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Chinese Wisteria climbing a Tree of Heaven in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/18/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Chinese Wisteria blooming in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/13/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Chinese Wisteria in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/18/2020). (c) Dwight Johnson, all rights reserved. Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)


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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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