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Campsis radicans × Campsis grandiflora (Trumpet Vine)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Campsis
Species: C. radicans
Hybrid name: Campsis radicans × Campsis grandiflora 
Common names: Tagliabuana 'Madame Galen', Trumpet creeper, Trumpet Vine, Red Trumpet Vine.

Campsis × tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' is a mid-19th-century hybrid between Campsis radicans (American trumpet vine) and Campsis grandiflora (Chinese trumpet vine). The Latin species radicans means: 'stems that root'. So any plant that has the specific epithet 'radicans'  attached to its name, you know that each stem joint produces roots that cling to nearby structures.. 
It is a vigorous, aggressive, perennial, deciduous, woody-stemmed climber that attaches it self to structures by small aerial stem roots. These stem roots can cause damage to homes and sheds and even pull over trees if the vine is allowed to ramble at will. This aggressive vine suckers from underground runners that sprout up quite a distance from the parent plant. It also self-seeds as it produces copious amounts of papery seeds which are contained in long pods. This vine grows up to 15 m or more. 
It produces trumpet-shaped, orange to red flowers >8 cm long that appear in loose clusters of 6 to 12.
In New Zealand it is common around old homesteads or where its clippings have been dumped.











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