Wisteria Tunnel, Japan.

If you like nature and are passionate about travel, you will definitely find these images fascinating. There are new places in the world, where beauty is at home.

Every year, from April to May flowers from the garden Fuji Kawachi of Kitakyushu city making it a show bloom almost surreal.Japanese city of Kitakyushu, which is 4 hours away from Tokyo, known for its flower garden Kawachi Fuji, where the main adornment is Wisteria Tunnel.

In this beautiful garden you can find the most beautiful climbing plants from subtropical leguminous family, with large bouquets of fragrant flowers.

But let’s see what are the colors! Glycine flowers are white, blue, violet or purple, such as butterflies.

Collected and suspended, they are extremely dense green foliage impressive.

Wisteria (also spelled Wistaria or Wysteria) is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of woody climbing vines native to the Eastern United States and to China, Korea, and Japan.

Some species are popular ornamental plants, especially in China and Japan.

An aquatic flowering plant with the common name wisteria or 'water wisteria' is in fact Hygrophila difformis, in the family Acanthaceae.

The botanist Thomas Nuttall said he named the genus Wisteria in memory of Dr. Caspar Wistar (1761–1818).

Wisteria vines climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counter-clockwise round any available support. They can climb as high as 20 m above the ground and spread out 10 m laterally. The world's largest known Wisteria vine is in Sierra Madre, California, measuring more than 1 acre (0.40 ha) in size and weighing 250 tons, planted in 1894 of the Chinese lavender variety.

The leaves are alternate, 15 to 35 cm long, pinnate, with 9 to 19 leaflets.

The flowers are produced in pendulous racemes 10 to 80 cm long, similar to those of the genus Laburnum, but are purple, violet, pink or white, but not yellow. Flowering is in the spring (just before or as the leaves open) in some Asian species, and in mid to late summer in the American species and W. japonica.

The flowers of some species are fragrant, most notably Chinese Wisteria. The seeds are produced in pods similar to those of Laburnum, and, like the seeds of that genus, are poisonous.

Wisteria is considered an invasive species in many parts of the U.S., especially the Southeast, due to its ability to overtake and choke out other native plant species.

Wisteria species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including brown-tail.

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