Campsis radicans [Bignoniaceae]

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Scientific Name Campsis radicans USDA PLANTS Symbol CARA2
Common Name Trumpet Creeper ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 34309
Family Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-creeper) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Different soil types in swamps, thickets, woodlands and along riverbanks.
Plant: Deciduous invasive, viney shrub climbing to 35 feet or more with aerial rootlets.
Leaves: Odd-pinnate leaves with 9 to 11 leaflets each 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches long on an axis up to 12 inches long; leaflets are dark green on the upper surface, lighter on the lower, broadly to narrowly ovate with coarse teeth.
Inflorescence: Large, orange to orange-red funnel-shaped flowers in terminal panicles, corolla tube 2-3/8 to 3-1/2 inches long with a broad opening 1-/2 to 2 inches across.
Bloom Period: May to October.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, Wildflower Center, and and Jepson eFlora.
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