Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans (Linnaeus) Seeman    Synonyms: Bignonia radicans, Trumpet Vine.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Lamiales   >   Family Bignoniaceae   >   Genus Campsis   

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Trumpet Creeper is common throughout the state except at high elevations. It is becoming a nuisance in many places (Brown and Brown, 1972). It grows in a variety of habitats, including old fields and fence rows, floodplain and swamp forests, maritime forests, dune woodlands and scrub, and rocky and sandy woodlands (Weakley, et al., 2012).

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The bright orange, tubular flowers are very attractive to Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

A host plant of Plebeian Sphinx. Host plant for the leaf beetle Octotoma plicatula. Host plant of the Trumpet Vine Moth whose larvae feed in the seedpods.

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Trumpet Creeper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/15/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/24/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/8/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/15/2016). Photo by Kirsten Johnson. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/20/2018). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper seedpod on Assateague Island, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/14/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/29/2016). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper seed pods in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/2/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper (on right), climbing Black Walnut (on left), in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/7/2017). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper blooming in Kent Co., Maryland (8/9/2015). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

A young Trumpet Creeper plant in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/13/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Prince George's Co., Maryland (2/24/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/29/2017). Photo by Robert Ferraro. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/26/2019). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/26/2019). (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Katja Schulz via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper blooming in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/9/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/27/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/29/2019). (c) susanrich01, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by susanrich01 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/23/2007). (c) wimper, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by wimper via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Trumpet Creeper, now well past, is still readily identifiable in winter. Shown here on Assateague Island, Maryland (11/9/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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