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Wisteria frutescens

American Wisteria

A rapidly growing woody vine with large pinnately compound leaves. Bluish- purple flowers with a yellow spot bloom in early summer along a 4-6” pendulous stalk. Tolerates shade and poorly drained soil. Native to Southern US. To 30’.

William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

Ted Bodner @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens.

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