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Plant Details

Campsis radicans [= Bignonia radicans]

Trumpet Creeper; Trumpet Vine, Cow Itch

Scientific Name:

Campsis radicans [= Bignonia radicans]

Common Name:

Trumpet Creeper; Trumpet Vine, Cow Itch

Plant Family

Bignoniaceae (Bignonia Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Woody Vine

Bloom Color(s):

Orange

Size in Feet:

20 - 40

Light:

Sun, Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic - Xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August - September - October

Bloom Area:

Statewide (Mountains, Piedmont, Coast)

Habitat Description:

Bottomland forests, swamp forests, fencerows, oldfields, forests, thickets, disturbed areas.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

In the pre-Columbian
landscape this plant was primarily limited to swamps and bottomlands; it has done well as a weedy colonizer of abandoned
farmland, fencerows, and thickets (where particularly conspicuous on fenceposts and old tobacco barns). In swamps of the
Coastal Plain it is a common liana, often with its foliage in the canopy 30-40 m above the ground, and with stems to 15 cm in
diameter. Even when the foliage cannot be seen, Campsis is immediately recognizable by its shreddy tannish bark (unlike any of
our other high-climbing vines).

Buds

Note the compound leaves

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Blooms

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Bloom Close Up

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Leslie John Sox

Buds Close up

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Leslie John Sox

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NCSU Plants
eFloras Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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