Texas Wildflowers | Campsis radicans, trumpet creeper


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This beautiful vine can sometimes be mistaken for Bignonia capreoleta, or cross vine. While the similar red flowers might fool you, taking a look at the leaves will change the story as the trumpet creeper vine has pinnately compound leaves.

While this is a native plant, it is also quite weedy and can be invasive. If you are looking for a space to be completely covered in vines, then I would recommend this plant. If not, you might just leave it for the woods and natural space instead. As a hummingbird attractor, this is one great plant since the red tubular flowers offer the perfect sipping device for the birds to get nectar from. If looking to start from seed, the pods are readily available in the late summer and early fall to collect and start a plant from seed.

More information:
+Floridata
+USDA
+Hummingbird information
+Wildflower.org

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2 thoughts on “Texas Wildflowers | Campsis radicans, trumpet creeper

  1. Mom says:

    Very pretty!

  2. chel says:

    So incredibly beautiful!

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