Wisteria is in full bloom around Jacksonville this week. Wisteria
is a member of the Pea family, Fabaceae (formerly Leguminoseae).
The genus was named in honor of an anatomy professor at the University
of Pennsylvania, Caspar Wistar (1761-1818). The genus includes ten
species of deciduous climbing vines, two native to the southern
United States and the others native to eastern Asia.