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Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

World’s Largest Blossoming Plant

Sierra Madre Wistaria Vine

 
 
World’s Largest Blossoming Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
1. World’s Largest Blossoming Plant Marker
Inscription. This world famous Wistaria Vine, one of the 7 Horticultural Wonders of the World, was planted in 1894 from a one-gallon pot. Listed as the World’s Largest Blossoming Plant by the Guinness Book of World Records, it covers nearly one acre, weighs over 250 tons, and has over 1,500,000 blossoms during its five week blossoming period.
 
Erected 1995 by E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 34° 10.255′ N, 118° 3.426′ W. Marker is in Sierra Madre, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on North Hermosa Avenue north of West Carter Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 505 North Hermosa Avenue, Sierra Madre CA 91024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Wilson Trail (approx. half a mile away); Queen Anne Cottage (approx. 2 miles away); Santa Anita Depot (approx. 2.2 miles away); Santa Anita During World War II (approx. 2.3 miles away); Seabiscuit (approx. 2.4 miles
World’s Largest Blossoming Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
2. World’s Largest Blossoming Plant Marker
away); Adams Pack Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Michelson Pier on Mount Wilson (approx. 3.6 miles away); Benjamin Davis Wilson (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Regarding World’s Largest Blossoming Plant. Wistaria is an alternative spelling of Wisteria. The vine was purchased in 1894 by Mrs. William (Alice) Brugman from the old Wilson nursery in Monrovia for seventy-five cents. Over time, the vine grew so large that it crushed the original house. Now the vine spans two back yards, on private property. It can be viewed one day a year in March during the annual Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival.
 
Also see . . .  Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. Wystaria tour shuttle tickets sell out quickly each February. (Submitted on July 26, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Wistaria Vine image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 17, 2018
3. Wistaria Vine
Wistaria Vine in the Spring image. Click for full size.
2015
4. Wistaria Vine in the Spring
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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