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Digital painting of Wisteria.
"Wisteria (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of woody climbing bines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan.
Wisteria vines climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counterclockwise round any available support. They can climb as high as 20 m above the ground and spread out 10 m laterally. The world's largest known Wisteria vine is in Sierra Madre, California, measuring more than 1 acre in size and weighing 250 tons, planted in 1894 of the Chinese lavender variety.
Wisteria is an extremely hardy plant that is considered an invasive species in many parts of the U.S., especially the Southeast, due to its ability to overtake and choke out other native plant species. Wisteria species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including brown-tail."
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Visions of Spring
April 20th, 2011
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