Campsis radicans Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
From April to September this woody climbing vine blooms with clusters of 3 inch-long, orange-red, trumpet-shaped flowers. The trumpet vine is also called the ‘cow itch vine’, some people break out in a rash when they handle the leaves.
This vine grows very vigorously and can be invasive when planted in gardens and next to houses.
You will see it along roadsides, in thickets and moist woods in the Panhandle, and north and central Florida.
The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
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