Description Also known as the Trumpet Creeper, it is in the family of Bignoniaceae.This is an aggressive, fast-growing woody vine with attractive red or yellow flower.It is a native perennial vine; light brown bark; plentiful aerial rootholds; deciduous.It can grow to 30-40 ft tall or wide with leaves opposite, pinnately compound, to 12 in long; with 7-13 leaflets, ovate, long-pointed, coarsely toothed; yellow-green in fallThe flower is tubular, trumpet-shaped, 5-parted, yellow to orange to red, 2.5-3.5 in long, 1.5 in wide; in terminal clusters of 4-12 flower heads.The fruit is a ridged pod, 3-6 in long.Warning The sap of this plant can cause skin irritation on contact.It flowers from June to September, in a habitat of moist woods, fence rows, roadsides, disturbed sites; widely cultivated as an ornamental.Range Native to eastern North America, from New Jersey and Iowa, south to Florida and Texas; cultivated as an ornamental since colonial times; now naturalized north and west to Utah and Colorado, the Dakotas, Ontario, and New Hampshire; also found in California and Washington; not reported in Minnesota or Vermont.Also known as trumpet creeper, common trumpet creeper, cow vine, cow-itch, hellvine, devil's shoestring. This can be weedy or invasive in some areas, especially the South, and is very attractive to hummingbirds.Photographed in the upper woods of Mountaindale, New York, USA
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