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Trumpet Vine FlowerTrumpet Vine
(Campsis radicans (L.))

Kingdom:  Plantae
Division:  Magnoliophyta
Class:  Magnoliopsida
Order:  Scrophulariales
Family:  Bignoniaceae
Genus:  Campsis
Species:  radicans


Characteristics: The Trumpet Vine is a woody vine with trumpet-shaped red-orange to yellowish flowers. The vine is generally 20 feet in length but can be larger. The flowers are approximately 2.5 inches in length and form July through September. The leaves are pinnately compound, composed of 7 to 9 leaflets. The fruit is borne in a capsule ranging from 5 to 7 inches in length. The vine climbs or spreads over the ground by means of aerial rootlets on the stems which latches on to whatever is located nearby.

Habitat: Trumpet Vine grows well in low woods, fallow fields, fence rows, and thickets.

Trumpet Vine Fruit Range: Found throughout the United States, with the exception of the extreme North East and the Rocky Mountain Region.

Modern Uses: This attractive vine is often cultivated, but can be undesirably aggressive in the South.