Species: 

Wisteria sinensis

Common Name: 

Chinese wisteria

Systems Affected (standardized): 

forest/woodland, cropland/pastureland, urban/garden

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

SE

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Impacts: 

can displace native vegetation and kill trees and shrubs by girdling them. The vine has the ability to change the structure of a forest by killing trees and altering the light availability to the forest floor. threatens old-growth remnant stands of longleaf pine in the Southeast

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

W. sinensis is widely cultivated and occasionally becomes naturalized. Naturalized W. sinensis is often found close to cultivated plantings.

Hybrids with Wisteria floribunda establish frequently in the United States and may be more invasive than the straight species

Info Blurb: 

Can displace native vegetation and kill trees and shrubs by girdling them. Can change the structure of a forest by altering forest floor light availability. Widely cultivated and may hybridize with Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda). This hybrid may be even more invasive than either species.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

AR, TX

Present in OK?

Present in Bordering States?

TX, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE