This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- American wisteria
- Amethyst Falls, Alba , Swantly Purple, Magnifica , Nivea
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Vines
Dark shiny green leaves; larva food for zarucco dusty wing and long tailed skipper butterflies
- 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.
- 30 ft.
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
- Scented mauve flowers spotted with yellow; fragrant
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea.
- Toxic Principle:
- Wisterin, a glycoside, and a toxic resin.
- 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
NCCES plant id: 573