Trumpet Creeper (Trumpet Vine)
An aggressive vine with aerial rootlets on stems that become woody with age. Flowers tube-shaped in terminal clusters, 5-lobed, to 3 inches long, orange, red-orange, rarely all red. Blooms May–August. Leaves compound, with 6–10 opposite leaflets (plus one at the tip), ovate-lanceolate, coarsely toothed, with long points. Fruits podlike, woody, splitting open on each side, 2-6 inches long. The structure of the flowers and elongated pods reflect trumpet creeper’s relationship to catalpa, which is in the same family.