This is a better photo of the folage on the hummingbird vine. It has small tubers attached to the roots which spread and come back every year. It is not the plant in the hyperlink.
This should be in identification.
Busybee, are these annuals? I love this, and especially since the hummers like it.
Now I know why it is called the hummingbird vine, looks like a perfect fit to me. I'll have to explore for one of those. How large does the plant get? Would it cover an entire trellis?
Hmmm. You're right - it's not the Ipomoea coccineus, as best I can tell. With any luck we'll get Baa or PoppySue (or ???) to ID it (That's a great foliage shot - it should help a bunch.)
I'm going to move this thread to the ID forum...
I also tweaked the thread's title - I doubt I'll be the person to properly ID it (*grin*)
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It will cover whatever it is on. It grows until frost hits it then it dies back only to return in the spring.
Thanks, go_vols, I was going to post it here but I thought it needed to be with the first pic. Sure wish I had multi photos on the Kodak or Adobe.
I put a hyperlink in the PDB forum thread to here - hopefully we'll get a good ID soon :)
I'm afraid Baa doesn't know.
At a guess I'd say it was a species of Lonicera (Honeysuckle) or one of the hybrids like L x brownii. What throws me is the fact they are solitary flowering rather than in whorls or pairs. I'll look into it further if no one comes up with anything else.
Busybee, am lost, i do not know what i am missing here. anyway, here are some url for plants relating to hummingbirds ... http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek010822.html , http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Justicia_spicigera.html , http://www.wfnirvana.com/florida/lonisemp.html , http://www.floridata.com/ref/i/ipom_qua.cfm
the last url consist of suggested hummingbird flower, be sure to click on each flower to see the link ... http://www.rubythroat.org/PlantsNativeTopTen.html
As this one is stumping quite a few people perhaps a little more info would be useful, if you don't mind of course?
Any chance this is a shrubby, herbaceous plant with a lax habit and not a climber?
Where are the tubers?
Woody stems even though they die back?
Do the very ends of the petals reflex?
Hairy, even slightly?
I keep coming up with Phygelius but they have racemes of flowers not singular.
I, too, need an id on this vine. It is indeed a climber, and has 1/2" orangish-red morninglory-shaped blooms. It is not growing from a tuber but a massive root system. It spreads like wildfire, and hummers LOVE it.
To me the blooms on this plant are different to MG blooms (even Ipomoea coccinea) however, I. coccinea can display these ovate leaves as well as the deeply cut leaves we often see on the packet fronts and in books. As for having a massive root system how about Campsis radicans?
What I can't see on the pic is how this is climbing.
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Baa, thanks SO much! What I, personally, have is Ipomoea coccinea. I just looked it up, and that is EXACTLY what I have. I have had this vine, which twines as a morning glory does, for YEARS and couldn't id it. I will mark it IMMEDIATELY! Thanks again.