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
Menzies ferruginea Smith
Shrub 1-2 m tall, thin stalk, reddish brown, slightly pubescent, terminal buds in bouquets, bark red-brown to gray-brown, thin, becomes scaly. Leaves alternate, decidue, nervatiune pinnate, obovata-elliptic, 3-6 cm long, dark green on upper and pale green inside, margins entire or soirees.
Wisteria sinensis - Chinese wisteria
Wisteria sinensis - is considered invasive in some places around the globe. In most cases become established in places where it is cultivated ornamental.
Where there is danger of becoming glycineinvasive is better to be replaced with Aristolochia macrophylla, Bignonoa capreolata, Campsis radicand, Lonicera sempervirens, Wisteria frutescens.
Evergreen tree, 10-40 m height, 3 m. Branches culture clocks or easy erection. Bark smooth, gray-white to silver. Leaves alternate, dark green, 7-20 cm long, slightly pubescent, oblong-elliptic, prominent central rib, full and wavy edges, top acute, base acute.
Canarina canariensis - herbaceous, commutes glaucescenta. Endemic from the Canary Islands, Tenerife, grows at the edge of forests, from 300 to 1000 m altitude.
Thunberg grandiflora Roxb.
Perennials, voluble. Stem thin, green, 2 m height. Leaves opposite, language ovat-lanceolata, acuminata peak, the cordata, margin entire, lobate or iregulat needle, 15 x 10 cm, short stalks, 3.5 ribs. Blue flowers with yellow, white on the outside, 8 x 8 cm, arranged in bouquets with individual pedicel 4-5 cm long, corolla tube 3 cm long
Plants with succulent stems, leaves and flowers unisexuate asymmetric, long pedunculate, grouped dichaziu terminal. ♂ flowers usually are obsolete, consisting of 4 petals oval, two of which are shorter, the ♀ consist of 4 petals equal, persistent.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.
Doronicum grandiflorum - geofita rizomatoasa, native to southern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkans, growing on calcareous substrates in mountain and alpine floor, the debris, slopes from 2000-2500 m altitude.
Aglaia odorata is a tree native to Southeast Asia and grown as an ornamental tree throughout the Pacific Rim. In the Philippines, a decoction of roots is used as a drink to reduce fever.