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