Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in bottomland forests, swamp forests, fencerows, old fields, forests, thickets, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Odd-pinnately compound: 7-15 leaflets
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Red-orange
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-merous
5-parted tubular-campanulate calyx
5-lobed funnelform corolla
4 fertile stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Campsis radicans   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Campsis radicans   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 167-02-001:
Campsis radicans   FAMILY Bignoniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bignonia radicans

 

COMMON NAME:
Trumpet-creeper, Trumpet Vine, Cow-Itch Vine


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_bira2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_cara2_004_lhd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cara2_009_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090221_045

February    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

The capsule is fusiform [a long narrow ellipse with pointed ends], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_campsis_radicans

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm090628_003

June    Mecklenburg County    NC

The four stamens are included [they don't project beyond the corolla], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm100611_057

June    Stanly County    NC

Morrow Mountain State Park

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JK Marlow    jkm120626_289

June    Greenville County    SC

Calyx 5-parted, firm, tubular-campanulate; calyx teeth lanceolate, 4-5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s040627_a

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Leaves pinnately compound. Leaflets ovate, coarsely serrate, sharply pointed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Peppervine, Trumpet-creeper and Wisteria

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JK Marlow    jkm0307b_15

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm0307i_27

July    Pickens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0407a_35

July    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers trumpet-shaped, corolla slightly 2-lipped with 5 flared lobes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Crossvine, Trumpet Creeper and Yellow Jessamine

picture of Campsis radicans, image of Campsis radicans

JK Marlow    jkm080729_083

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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Bobbie L Holt    blh243_a

August    Anderson County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    s070830_f

August        SC

Clemson Forest

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Paul Thompson    pstcampsis_radicans

September?        

Leaves are pinnately compound; leaflets are ovate. — Clemson Extension

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JK Marlow    jkm071020_021

October    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm151218_812

December    McCormick County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm151218_815

December    McCormick County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Fruit a plump, elongate capsule filled with winged seed, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm151218_823

December    McCormick County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Seeds flat with two papery wings, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

picture of Campsis radicans, image of Campsis radicans

JK Marlow    jkm151218_826

December    McCormick County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District