Tennessee Crossvine

The Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) is a high-climbing woody vine that blooms from April to June in Tennessee.  Cutting through a branch will show the center pith in the shape of a cross.  A few days ago I noticed the blooms way up in the trees, but there was no way to take a photograph.  And, honestly, I thought it was Trumpet Vine, but it usually blooms from June to September.  So, many thanks to Kate for alerting me to the massively blooming Crossvine plant in front of their house.  If it weren’t so cold around here, the hummingbirds would have settled in for the season and would be loving these flowers.  An off and on rainy day gave the perfect light for good photos.

Tennessee Crossvine

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