The large heart-shaped leaves have an opposite arrangement.
The large clusters of dark maroon blooms are striking.
A ripening seedpod. Looks sort of scary.
The seeds have a feathery attachment to promote dispersion.
Matelea decipiens. Photographed in Warren county Mo. This is not called Angle pod which is white.
Fall color is a nice yellow, if you can keep the leaves from being eaten before then.
Matelea decipiens in flower late spring.