One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there!

This bright flower is one you’ve probably seen all summer.

Mystery #103

But what is t?

Check with you later!


We had a correct guess today! Thanks, Sarsinart! Hummingbirds do love these large nectar-providing flowers and as you can see from the photo, yes the Trumpet Creeper vine runs rampant!

Trumpet Creeper Vine

Trumpet Creeper, Campsis radicans, flows over other plants, making them look like blooming bushes or trees. But if there is nothing to grow on, the woody stems will shoot upright a short ways and appear like a shrub. It’s easy to identify with 7-11 leaflets per leaf, not at all a vine mistaken for poison ivy. And for all this talk of the plant growing unchecked, it is a native plant!


One thought on “One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

  1. That one’s easy. Trumpet vines are grown here and are prolific at sending out runners that will quickly take an area over. We live in an area where there aren’t many humming birds, but this is one plant here that will attract them. An old time plant, was one of my grandmother’s favorites.

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