Scientific NameCampsis radicans
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Climbing, woody vine that can grow up to 12 meters long and has fibrous taproot with extensive rhizomes
Opposite and composed of several similar leaflets also arranged oppositely from one another (pinnately compound). A single leaf may contain 7-15 lanceolate leaflets that are 1-3 inches long, 0.5-1.5 inches wide, and coarsely toothed.
A perennial woody vine with oppposite, pinnately compound leaves and trumpet shaped red-orange flowers.
Flower Seed Head
Showy red-orange trumpet shaped flowers (2-3 inches long) are produced in terminal clusters.
A long (10-15 cm), narrow capsule containing many winged seeds. Seed is about 15 mm long and there are several rows of seed per pod.
Found in roadsides, cultivated fields, stream banks, fence rows and woods of the eastern US except for the far northern areas.
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval