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Trumpet Creeper
Campsis radicans

Family: Bignonia Family (Bignoniaceae)

Distinctive features: Woody Vine; Vine. Opposite compound leaves. Large conspicuous orange-red flowers.

Flowers: Summer;  Red/Pink;  5 parts (petals);  Orange-red, trumpet-shaped. Conspicuous.

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Compound, Toothed

Trunk: Vine.

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas;  Clearings and edges of woods.

Books: Shrubs of Ontario: 421    Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 328   

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: Rare in Ontario -- grows only in the extreme SW of Ontario.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: radicans: rooting

For more information visit: Ontario Wildflowers

Photographs: 42 photographs available, of which 9 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

Trumpet Creeper is rare in Ontario.

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

The conspicuous flower.

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

It flowers in September.

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

Flower buds (early July).

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

The compound leaf. The leaves are opposite.

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

Young leaf shoots.

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

The stem and bark of an old vine.

Range map for Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

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The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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