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A climbing shrub of the pea family, with hanging clusters of pale bluish-lilac flowers. Native to North America and eastern Asia, ornamental varieties are widely grown on walls and pergolas.
- ‘She plants tender climbing vines such as wisteria and sweet peas so they can cling to the warm stone walls.’
- ‘First, he planted a Japanese wisteria at the base of each pole.’
- ‘It is also a vigorous climber that can grow in sun or shade, although as with the wisteria it flowers best in full sun.’
- ‘Even though Japanese principles and classic flowering trees and shrubs such as wisterias, magnolias and flowering cherries have been used, everything has been sourced locally.’
- ‘The large pendulous flower clusters of the wisteria vine are quite appealing to butterflies in late spring.’
Modern Latin, named after Caspar Wistar (or Wister) (1761–1818), American anatomist.
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