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144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan

Source: http://www.boredpanda.com/largest-wisteria-bloom-japan/

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info-pictogram1 This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, is certainly not the largest in the world, but it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to around 1870 (the largest, at about 4,000 square meters, is the wisteria vine in Sierra Madre, California). Although wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because its vines have the potential to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.

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Image credits: Takao Tsushima

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Image credits: Taka Ochiai

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Image credits: P-Zilla

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Image credits: Makoto Yoneda

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Image credits: Mamiko Irie

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