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Bignonia capreolata Linnaeus. Cross-vine. Phen: (Mar-) Apr-May (-Jul); Jul-Aug. Hab: Swamp forests, bottomlands, forests, woodlands. Though primarily a species of swamp and bottomland forests, Bignonia capreolata often occurs as well in mesic or even dry forests, where it generally remains stunted (most individuals with only a few leaves) and does not flower or fruit. Dist: MD west to s. OH and s. MO, south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl6, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Lohmann & Taylor (2014), Manning (2000); = Anisostichus capreolata (L.) Bureau – G, RAB; = Anisostichus crucigera (L.) Bureau – S; = Bignonia crucigera L.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW

Heliophily ?: 5

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