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What is This Plant?

You guys are so good. I'm sure this is easy. I just wondered what this plant is. It was growing wild, here in central/coastal FL and I'd love to have some in my yard. Thanks in advance for your wisdom!

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Hardiness Zone: 10a

By Lee Taylor from Indialantic, FL

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July 15, 20100 found this helpful

It looks like trumpet vine. The humming birds here like it. It grows along the road side and is an aggressive plant. You have to prune it often or it will take over. So think twice before planting it in your yard.

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July 15, 20100 found this helpful

I believe it is called Angel Trumpet. I think they are beautiful. A home in our historic area has them growing around their mailbox stand and they are beautiful. They come in a lot of colors also.

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July 16, 20100 found this helpful

Trumpet vines are gorgeous-I have seen them as tall as 6-7 feet high. They come in pink, white and yellow. Google trumpet vine and you can find out the best place in your garden to plant it.

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July 16, 20100 found this helpful

I forgot to tell you that I think the flowers are poisonous and you should wash your hands real good after touching the flowers.

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July 17, 20100 found this helpful

It is called a "bignone" and it is not poisonous, but not good to eat.

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July 17, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks everybody! I knew you'd come through! :)

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July 17, 20100 found this helpful

It looks like honeysuckle to me.

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July 18, 20100 found this helpful

This is a trumpeter creeper, both acts as a bush and a vine. If you decide too get a root, too, grow a new plant, be careful of bumble bees, they often make nest in ground near them.

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September 15, 20100 found this helpful

It's a Trumpet Vine for certain and they are beautiful but you 'do not' want to plant it next to your house or fencing because it's so hardy and strong that it will actually rip the siding and fencing apart in just a matter of a very, very few short years! It also spreads incredibly fast (through the root system) and attracts ants :-( I tell you this from personal experience :-( If you want to grow one be sure to have it far away on it's own sturdy post and keep it well trimmed and pick up the flowers as soon as they drop because the flowers contain seed pods.

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