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Chinese glycine

Wisteria sinensis

Description:

Is a woody, deciduous, perennial climbing vine in the genus Wisteria, native to China. While this plant is a climbing vine, it can be trained into a tree-like shape, usually with a wavy trunk and a flattened top. The flowers are white, violet, or blue, produced on 15-20 cm racemes in spring, usually reaching their peak in mid-May. The flowers on each raceme open simultaneously before the foliage has expanded, and have a distinctive fragrance similar to that of grapes. All parts of the plant contain a glycoside called wisterin which is toxic if ingested.

Habitat:

In Belgium is a common garden plant, very pretty in the spring.


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Leuven, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lat: 50.86, Long: 4.69

Spotted on Apr 28, 2012
Submitted on May 9, 2012

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