The scientific name is wisteria,
assigned to the wisteria in honor of the
great anthropologist Kaspar Wistar.
Wisteria grows on the east coast of the United States, from where it was imported
in Europe in 1700. Only a century later, however, when from the East, and more precisely from China and from
Japan, the splendid arrived
Asian varieties, the wisteria began
to be really appreciated by Europeans. For the Chinese and the Japanese the wisteria represents friendship, tender and mutual; it is said, in fact, that the Japanese emperors, during the long travels of representation, brought with them bonsai of wisteria; when they arrived in foreign places they were preceded by the men of the suite, who supported saplings of flowering wisteria, in order to make known their intentions, friendly and of respect, for the inhabitants of those lands.
The meaning that the gift of wisteria has preserved is that of a sign of availability and even proof of friendship.
Discover with which other flowers you can express, with the language of flowers, the feeling of friendship.