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Wednesday - October 08, 2008

From: New Caney, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Vines
Title: Flowering vine that will bloom in East Texas in March
Answered by: Nan Hampton


What kind of flowering vine will bloom at the end of March in New Caney, Tex. 77357?


Here is a list of the showiest native flowering vines that have been known to bloom in Montgomery County, Texas as early as March.  

Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)

Clematis crispa (swamp leather flower)

Gelsemium sempervirens (evening trumpetflower)

Ipomoea sagittata (saltmarsh morning-glory)

Lonicera sempervirens (trumpet honeysuckle)

Bignonia capreolata

Bignonia capreolata

Clematis crispa

Gelsemium sempervirens

Ipomoea sagittata

Lonicera sempervirens


Lonicera sempervirens





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