Scientific Name - Campsis radicans (L.) seem.
Synonyms - Bignonia radicans, Tecoma radicans.
Popular names - common Trumpet Creeper, trumpetvine
Distribution and Habitat - originating in southern USA.
Description - vine, by 10 m long. Stem round in section, stalk brown, smooth. Leaves opposite, imparipenate, 7-15 leaflets, leaflets ovata, 3-5 x 1-3 cm, margins fine-toothed, green. Ovoid flower buds, red-orange. Flowers arranged in bouquets from axil branches, 5-20 flowers tubular, 6-8 cm long with five united petals, orange to red, calyx 1.5-2 cm red-orange. Blooms in June-October. Fruit capsule, 10-18 x 2-3 cm, green.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - partial-shade, but less blooms.
Demands - land rich humus. and permeable, sunny place.
Management - at the end of winter to cut the branches of a year to 2-3 buds and branches damaged by frost.
Propagation - by green seedlings, late summer.
Cultivars - 'flava' with yellow flowers.
'Minnesota Red' with purple flowers.
Properties and Uses - is often used as ornamental species, grown near the walls and trellises.
Curiosity - due to large capacity to adapt to any type of soil, this species can become invasive. An alternative for this species would be Campsis grandiflora, which grows more slowly.
Genus was created by Portuguese botanist João de Loureiro (1717-1791) in the 1790 Flora Cochinchinensis for Campsis grandiflora. Linne named species with Tecoma radicans and Thunberg gave the name of Bignonia radicans.
Trees and shrubs
Diospyros kaki L. - Khaki
Monoecious tree, 6-12 m high. Trunk erect, conical crown, brown bark is exfoliating in small plates. Leaves fell, coriacee, alternate, language oval-elliptic, margin entire, top acuminata, the attenuated, shiny green on top and pubescent towards the bottom, 7-20 x 4.10 cm, petiole 1-1.5 cm long.
Acca sellowiana is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub, a native of South America, is now widely grown in the tropics and warm climates as an ornamental, and for its fruit. In late spring it produces quantities of flowers with proeminent red stamens and pinky-white edible petals. After flowering, the foliage can be hard pruned into any shape.
Dalechampia spathulata is a shrub of the Euphorbiaceae family. Most species belonging to the genus Dalechampia multiply naturally by seeds.
Evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.
Pimelea physodes is a species indigenous to Australia. Stem erect, branched, 0.2-1 m high and 80 cm in diameter. Leaves opposite, Sesia, elliptic, acute nested. Capital terminal, solitary, nutant, large bracts, 4-6 cm, yellow, green, red or purple, perianth roots, the average tube, stamens long.
Tellima grandiflora is a native herbaceous species in North America, grows in forests and on the walls umriti.
Tellima genus name is an anagram for Mitella, belongs to the family Saxifragaceae.
Physalis alkekengi - ripe fruits are edible, are rich in Vitamin C and has diuretic and laxative properties.