Bignonia (Cross Vine)
Bignonia or Cross Vine/Trumpet flower...This genus was once taken in a much broader sense to include a wide range of trumpet-flowered climbers, mostly from the Americas; however all but one species have now been reclassified.
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This beautiful vine in the Bignonia family (Bignoniaceae) from Central America is closely related to Distictis. Although considered to be an evergreen vine, it will lose its leaves when temperatures dip much below 30-32 &176 F. Growing to 16-25 ft. tall with Pale yellow flowers in late spring.
The genera they have been placed in include Campis, Clytostoma, Distictis, Macfadyena, Pandorea, Podranea and Pyrostegia. The sole remaining species is an evergreen or semi-deciduous woody climber from southeastern USA.