Flowering vine

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Recent weekend visit to Houston. I admit I may have slighted Houston's horticultural offerings, as there were many other conflicting priorities. But as usual I sought out the local botanical garden, but unfortunately was still under construction. So I settled on an urban arboretum which was a pleasant diversion in the midst of town, a backdrop of horn-honking notwithstanding. The primary horticultural attraction was when I practically fell into an exuberantly flowering vine. A close encounter.

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Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

"Measles make you bumpy and mumps'll make you lumpy
And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch
A common cold'll cool you but whooping cough'll fool you
But poison ivy's gonna make you itch
You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion
You'll be scratching like a hound
The minute you start to mess around..."

Lake Stevens, WA(Zone 8a)

Eeek. Was it labeled? Or maybe they plant it to keep people on the paths?

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Labels were in short supply as I recall. Fortunately my survivalist instincts kicked in to save the day.

(Robin) Blissfield, MI(Zone 6a)

Houston, we have a problem!

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