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Prairie Rose (Climbing Rose)

Rosa setigera
“Climbing rose” is the better of the two common names for this native shrub or woody vine: It is most common near woodlands, where it climbs and trails on neighboring shrubs and small trees.

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Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Learn about Missouri's trees, shrubs, and woody vines.

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Trumpet Creeper (Flowers)

Each summer, the bright orange and red “trumpets” of this woody vine decorate Missouri’s cliff faces, telephone poles, and anything else strong enough to support it. Hummingbirds zoom to trumpet creeper’s flowers for their nectar.

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Trumpet Creeper (Trumpet Vine)

Campsis radicans
Each summer, the bright orange and red “trumpets” of this woody vine decorate Missouri’s cliff faces, telephone poles, and anything else strong enough to support it. Hummingbirds zoom to trumpet creeper’s flowers for their nectar.

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Trumpet Creeper (Trumpet Vine)

The flowers of trumpet vine are favored by hummingbirds, which cross-pollinate the flowers as they forage. The North American range of trumpet creeper nearly matches that of the ruby-throated hummingbird. It is often cultivated as an ornamental vine, but because of its aggressive growth, it is best suited for areas where it will not overwhelm other plants. It requires a strong support.

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Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Occasionally confused with poison ivy, Virginia creeper can be easily identified by simply noticing that most of its leaflets are in fives, instead of threes. This delightful native vine is useful in landscaping.

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Yellow Honeysuckle

Lonicera flava
One of our beautiful, native Missouri honeysuckles, yellow honeysuckle grows mainly in the Ozarks. Unlike the invasive Japanese honeysuckle, this plant is not aggressive and makes a wonderful trellis vine for the ecology-minded gardener.

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Yellow Honeysuckle

One of our beautiful, native Missouri honeysuckles, yellow honeysuckle grows mainly in the Ozarks but can be grown as a wonderful trellis vine statewide. Pay attention to the platterlike pair of joined leaves beneath the flower clusters: The invasive exotic Japanese honeysuckle has no such united leaves.

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