I wrote on New Year’s Day about a hike to a spot in southwestern New York where there used to be an orphanage. Now, only the foundations of the buildings remain. There is a plant growing all around the site that I haven’t been able to identify. We took a few cuttings and I put them in water to force them. Here’s what came out:
Three compound leaves all came out from the end of one of the cuttings.
Here’s the leaf:
Be sure to click back to the New Year’s Day hike to see the thick twisting vines that grow up and completely engulf the trees. Every new shoot coming up through the snow was this plant.
The name that keeps popping into my head is wisteria. But is there a variety of wisteria that can withstand our western New York winters?