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SOLVED: Hummingbird vine folage

Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

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.

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Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

The flower shown is completely open.

Bodrum, Turkey(Zone 10a)

Busybee, are these annuals? I love this, and especially since the hummers like it.

Laurel, DE(Zone 7a)

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?

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

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*)

This message was edited Thursday, Jul 11th 12:42 PM

Kentwood, LA(Zone 8b)

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.

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

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.

Westbrook, ME(Zone 5a)

Oh NOOO! I was counting on you Baa. I'm stumped!

Sorry Poppysue :( I'm worse than useless at the moment!

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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?
Any tendrils?
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.

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

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.

This message was edited Saturday, Jul 13th 2:53 PM

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

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.

My pleasure Kay :)

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