(also wistaria /-ˈste(ə)r-/)
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.
- Genus Wisteria, family Leguminosae: several species
More example sentences
- The large pendulous flower clusters of the wisteria vine are quite appealing to butterflies in late spring.
- 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.
- First, he planted a Japanese wisteria at the base of each pole.
modern Latin, named after Caspar Wistar (or Wister) (1761–1818), American anatomist.
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