JasmineThe flowers are showy and fragrant, with a waxy surface texture. The plants grow in winter to early spring, blooming in mid-spring or early summer. The white, yellow, or rarely pink flowers are tubular with a flaring, lobed, pinwheel-like form; some double-flowered varieties have been developed.
"Wisteria" is a genus in the legume family, Fabaceae. It contains about 10 species of flowering vines native to eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea) and the Western Hemisphere (Mexico, United States, and Guatemala).
The leaves can be evergreen or deciduous and usually are composed of two or more leaflets, although some species have simple leaves. Some species send out aerial shoots that develop roots when they reach the ground; such non-woody plants are called "epiphytic". These wisterias climb by twining their stems either clock
The leaves can be evergreen or deciduous and usually are composed of two or more leaflets, although some species have simple leaves. The scented essential oil contained in the flowers is used in aromatherapy. A vine with pinnate leaves and numerous clusters of wisteria flowers.
The plants are poisonous, containing cardenolide cardiac glycosides which affect heart function in humans and other animals. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, slowed heartbeat, dizziness, weakness, blurred vision, confusion, increased urination, abdominal pain with possible bloody urine or passing black/tarry stool. One author states that the plant is so poisonous, all parts of it should be considered dangerous to humans, including smoke from burning wisteria. The species have been used in herbal medicine for centuries by various cultures throughout Asia and Europe because they contain effective chemicals which treat a number of health conditions.
Wisteria flowers are lilac or bluish-purple, pea-like in an appearance on long, slender racemes which arise from the leaf axils in early summer. They can be up to 3 inches (8 cm) long and 5 cm wide. The flower is composed of 9 fused petals that spread from a central tube with many free stamens and pistils. The flowers of some Asian species open as the leaves begin to expand, while others wait for warmer weather before opening; those of some North American and East Asian species will open at almost any time of day. A deciduous or semi-deciduous twining vine, with pinnate leaves and numerous clusters of fragrant, wisteria flowers.