crossvine Bignoniaceae Bignonia capreolata L. Listen to the Latin   symbol: BICA
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Leaf: Opposite, compound with only two leaflets, evergreen (or nearly so), ovate to lanceolate, entire margins, 3 to 5 inches long, rachis ends with a branched tendril, dark green in summer, bronze red in winter.
Flower: Attractive, tube like, flaring and spreading at the ends, 2 inches long, reddish brown on outside, and brighter and orange to yellow on the inside, appears in spring.

Fruit: Long (4 to 7 inches), slender, flat capsule, brown containing numerous winged seeds, matures in late summer.

Twig: gray-brown somewhat square, cross-section reveals a cross pattern, numerous tendrils with suction cups on ends.

Bark: Gray-brown, becoming finely scaly with longitudinal splits.

Form: A high climbing, twining vine with tendrils.
Looks like: trumpet creeper
No range map exists for this species. See a map of the states in which Bignonia capreolata can be found (opens a new window). USDA Plants Database
Bignonia capreolata is native to North America.

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