Bignonia capreolata [Bignoniaceae]

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Scientific Name Bignonia capreolata USDA PLANTS Symbol BICA
Common Name Crossvine ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34307
Family Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-creeper) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Various soils in moist woods of East Texas; often cultivated elsewhere.
Plant: Evergreen, high-climbing, woody, vine up to 50 ft. long.
Leaves: Shiney, opposite evergreen leaves 4 to 6 inches long; petioles 3/8 to 3/4-inch long; large bifoliolate (two leaflets) ovate-oblong to elliptic-lanceolate leaflets, up to 6 inches long and 2 inches wide.
Inflorescence: Large, trumpet-shaped blossoms 2 inches long in clusters of 2 to 6, deep red on the outside and red to yellowish inside.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Texas Wildflowers, A Field Guide" by C. and L. Loughmiller and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
Note: Photos below taken at Wildflower Center in Austin; plant is not native in Travis County.
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