Campsis radicans, Common Trumpet Creeper

Size: vine, 30-40' average span at maturity

Buds: small, triangular, sunken, mostly solitary

Leaves: deciduous, opposite, 6-15" long, compound, with 7-11 leaflets, each leaflet .75-4" long, .25" wide with short stalk, elliptic to ovate-oblong, coarsely toothed, acuminate apex, shiny dark green and glabrous above, pubescent below, yellow-green in fall

Twigs: vine that climbs by aerial rootlets, brown or light tan, bundle scars crowded into u-shaped ring in center of leaf scars, which are connected by a hairy ridge

Flowers: monoecious, orange to scarlet, terminal clusters of 4-12, bloom midsummer and later, up to 3" long, 1.5" wide

Fruit: capsule, 3-5", containing many flat winged seeds

Bark: firm, not exfoliating, light brown