Trumpet Creeper

Campsis radicans

General Information:

This perennial, invasive weed is a high-climbing, woody vine that can grow up to 35 feet tall. It produces waxy, trumpet-shaped flowers from June through September that are orange and red in color. Brown fruit pods are also produced and can be up to 6 inches long. It is fairly drought-tolerant and thrives in full sunlight. 

Medicinal Uses:

A decoction of the trumpet creeper’s flowers have been used for menstrual disorders, rheumatoid pains, traumatic injuries, difficult urination, pruritus, and oozing dermatophytosis. 

Did You Know:

The trumpet creeper is commonly used as a pollinator in hummingbird gardens and is known to attract swarms of birds all summer long.