Bignonia capreolata L. - Cross Vine
Family - Bignoniaceae
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Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Low woods, bottoms, swampy ground, thickets along streams, low fields, fence rows.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This attractive species can be found in the bootheel of Missouri. The plant can be easily identified in the field by its opposite leaves, which have a tendril from between the two leaflets. The leaves are evergreen or nearly so. The flowers are often found lying on the ground underneath large trees where the vine is growing.
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 5-2-02 and 4-9-03.