Surprisingly, if you look up Wisteria online on my computer, what I find is a reference in the French language to the plant called "Glycine" in French. It is spelled just like we spell the organic compound. I was hoping to see if there was a connection in the two words but didn't find one.
So lets make this just a photo posting of last weeks glories when the blossoms of the Wisteria prevailed in my neighborhood.
I have watched it grow each year until it now covers the entire pergola erected by the adjacent neighbor on the right of the photo.
Wisteria is a hardy, determined vine.
It is in fact difficult to hurt this rampantly growing, unrestrained , often invasive plant.
But the neighbors don't seem to let that bother them and so for two weeks of the year, my street is transformed by its hanging violet plumes.