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Wisteria frutescens

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
American wisteria
Cultivar(s):
Amethyst Falls, Alba , Swantly Purple, Magnifica , Nivea
Categories:
Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Vines
Comment:

Dark shiny green leaves; larva food for zarucco dusty wing and long tailed skipper butterflies

Description:
Climbing, woody vines or shrub; leaves alternate, pinnately divided with 7-19 leaflets each with a smooth margin; flowers large, pea-like, in elongated, terminal, pendent clusters, white or most often blue or violet; fruit a hairy, flattened pod with a few seeds.
Height:
30 ft.
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Fruit:
Scented mauve flowers spotted with yellow; fragrant
Poison Part:
Seeds.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea.
Toxic Principle:
Wisterin, a glycoside, and a toxic resin.
Severity:
TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural areas, ornamental vines native and exotic, escaped and naturalized species, weedy in disturbed areas, roadside
Tags:
deciduous, apvg

NCCES plant id: 573

Wisteria frutescens Wisteria frutescens growth habit
Photo by Bev Wagar, CC BY - 2.0
Wisteria frutescens Wisteria frutescens bloom detail
Photo by Richard, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0