Can someone tell me what species of tree this is? I found it growing in a garden in Southern Sweden. It had long, thin twigs hanging from the branches, at the end of which were attached seed pods. The tree grew like a creeper, clinging and curling itself around nearby objects.

More detailed pictures can be provided at request if necessary for identification.

Unknown tree

Seed pod of unknown tree

  • It isn't a tree, from your description, it's a twining climber - there are quite a few which produce long seed pods like this (including wisteria). The leaves in the image are quite wilted and difficult to identify; a photo of the plant in situ would be useful, particularly in regard to scale of the pods, as well as a close up of healthier leaves, though I'm guessing, at this time of year, there may not be any leaves left by now...
    – Bamboo
    Nov 16, 2018 at 10:07

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Although your photos are a bit blurry, together with the description it seems you are looking at a wisteria.

Wisterias are often planted for their decorative inflorescence in spring, when the whole plant can seem covered in blue - which is reflected in names like “Blåregn“ (Swedish) and “Blauregen” (German), meaning “blue rain”.

  • I don't think its Wisteria - the seeds from that are a solid, dark brown/black colour, without the freckled appearance these have...
    – Bamboo
    Nov 16, 2018 at 23:00
  • I'm inclined to agree with Stephie on this as Wisteria. Here is a [photo from Vilmorin] (vilmorin-tree-seeds.com/images/documents/images/…) that shows some freckling. The photo in the question shows seeds still attached to the pod which indicates not yet in a dried down condition which may influence the coloring of the freckles. Nov 17, 2018 at 12:26

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