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Chinese Wisteria

Chinese wisteria in bloom
Howcheng, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Wisteria sinensis, commonly known as the Chinese wisteria, is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, native to China, in the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Shaanxi, and Yunnan. Growing 20–30 m (66–98 ft) tall, it is a deciduous vine. It is widely cultivated in temperate regions for its twisting stems and masses of scented flowers in hanging racemes, in spring.

It has become an invasive species in some areas of the eastern United States[4] where the climate closely matches that of China.

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