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Flowering Trumpet Vine-Campsis radicans

The Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) or Trumpet creeper is blooming and it is a beautiful addition on sections of buildings, walls, and fences.
Its bright orange and scarlet, trumpet-shaped flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds, hence its other name-hummingbird vine. Many other types of birds like to nest in the dense foliage.
Trumpet Vine flower macro
Trumpet Vine is excellent in preventing soil erosion, though it can be invasive too. The Trumpet Creeper puts out huge numbers of tendrils that grab onto every available surface and expand into woody stems several centimeters in diameter, even killing trees they climb on.
Trumpet Creeper-Trumpet Vine
Trumpet Vine-Campsis radicans

5 comments:

AL said...

The color is very attractive, we have yellow trumpets on the trellis and pink in the garden and they look so under during summer.

Kimberly Gauthier said...

I would love a flower like this growing around our deck, but I'm always afraid of the damage so we went with clematis instead and have trellis to tie the plants too.

We'll have to attract hummingbirds with a feeder :)

Great pics.

Olga said...

Trumpet vine flowers are so pretty. I have them in my garden. Wonderful photos.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are just lovely flowers. The colors so vivid and beautiful. Outstanding shots.

Indrani said...

Trumpet vine, what a name for the beautiful flower! You have such beautiful captures.

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