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Native Vines

Scientific NameCommon NameTypeHeightHabitatColorBloom TimeExposureFeatures
Apios americana Groundnut Herbaceous, Perennial 15-20' Moist; low sites, thickets Purple, maroon, red June-Aug. Sun - part shade Rapid growth rate; climbing Edible tubers that Indians and Pilgrims used for food Fragrant flowers.
Bignonia capreolata Cross Vine Semi-Evergreen, Perennial up to 70' Moist to dry; forested floodplains; drought-tolerant Orangered flowers; glossy, dark green leaves (summer); reddish purple leaves (winter) March-May Full sun - part shade Makes an outstanding screen on a trellis Fast growing, high climbing One of first red, trumpet-shaped flowers to bloom in spring Best bloom occurs in full sun Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and deer.
Campsis radicans Trumpet Vine Deciduous up to 40' Rich, moist soils; adapts Yelloworange to red; yellow June-Sept. Full sun - part shade Great for attracting hummingbirds Showy, trumpet-shaped flowers Best used in woodland gardens and natural areas where it has room to grow Cut back in winter to control rapid growth Can irritate skin.
Clematis crispa Swamp Leatherflower, Blue Jasmine Herbaceous 6-12' Moist; wet woods and marshes White, blue, pink, purple March-Sept. Sun - part shade Mildly fragrant flowers grow on naked stems and hang upside down Usually blooms spring and fall, but may have light blooms through summer.
Clematis reticulata Herbaceous 10' Dry, sandy; thickets and open woods Pale purple to lavender with white tips May-Aug. Sun - part shade Beuatiful, urn-shaped flowers.
Gelsemium sempervirens Yellow Jessamine Evergreen 20+' Moist to dry; drought-tolerant Yellow March-May Sun - part shade Best in shade where wiry stems will form a dense tangle Fragrant flowers Does best with adequate moisture, but is drought-tolerant and low maintenance Well behaved vine that will stay in scale  Poisonous.
Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Evergreen N/A Drought tolerant Red or bright orange flowers; red fruit  March-July Full sun - part shade Woody vine Prune back in the winter to increase flowering Will not spread out of control Easy to grow Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds all summer long.
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Deciduous up to 40' Drought tolerant Blueback berries; White, green flowers (inconspicuous) May-June Full sun - part shade Fast growing; trailing or climbing Berries attract wildlife Brilliant fall foliage; maintenance free ground cover Makes an excellent cover for slopes or other places where grass is not practical or desired
Passiflora incarnata Purple Passion Flower, Maypop Deciduous up to 30' Moist to dry soils; mulch well; riverbanks, praires, woodland edges, etc. Purple and white May-Sept. Full - part sun The fruits of this species of passionflower are called maypops and are about the size of an apricot and have a similar, but stronger and more aromatic flavor.

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