From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wistaria \Wis*ta"ri*a\, n. [NL.] [So named after Caspar Wistar,
   an American anatomist.] (Bot.)
   A genus of climbing leguminous plants bearing long, pendulous
   clusters of pale bluish flowers. Now commonly spelled
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   Note: The species commonest in cultivation is the {Wistaria
         Sinensis} from Eastern Asia. Wistaria fruticosa grows
         wild in the southern parts of the United States.
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