Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for....

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      Q is for "Quartervine"   Bignonia capreolata also known as "Crossvine". This woody vine was originally found in East Texas but has now naturalized in many parts of the state. The vine can grow to 50 feet. Around my house, you can find these flowers by looking up... way up in the trees. The flower colors have variations from bright red and yellow to solid orange, red and others. 

Picture by Pamela Jo
Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Center

Bignonia capreolata (Crossvine) #11854
Photographer: Marcus, Joseph A of Austin Texas


Laura Eno said...

Those are gorgeous! They have hibiscus colors.

Theres just life said...

The pink and orange ones do kind of look like hibiscus colors don't they.