May. 4, 2020

crossvine, Bignonia capreolata

Remember Indiana Jones hacking through the jungle and coming to the vine covered rock wall of an ancient temple? Does this look like an exotic bloom for such a moment? But neither of us was in a more exotic place than a seat in a theater or car. These vines were cascading down a twenty foot rock cut along a road in southern Ohio. What a sight! This native grows in AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV. Scioto Co OH, 4/28/20. Bignonia family, Bignoniaceae.