Twining deciduous shrubs. Stems moderate, somewhat fluted; pith moderate, white or brown, round, continuous. Buds moderate, sessile, oblong, acute, nearly surrounded by the outer scale. Leaf-scars alternate, elliptical, raised, with a protuberance at each side; bundle-trace 1; stipule-scars lacking.

1. W. frutescens (L.) Poir. Wisteria. Stems up to 12 m. long; branchlets glabrous or nearly so. Banks of streams and swamps, on the coastal plain, Virginia to Florida and Alabama.