Creepy Cucumber female???

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Date Photo Taken: 09/27/2013
Location: Coastal Georgia
Posted By: Wildflower154

Notes:

Pulling up my evasive growth of creeping cucumber and I found the flower in these photos. It’s a separate vine from the Little yellow flower vine but has the same vine and leaves. The books say that the female is a trumpet flower but I can find no mention of the bright orange color. Is it a creepy lady cucumber flower dressed in orange or something else? Anybody know?

COMMENTS

  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    Maybe it’s dressed up for Halloween!

    September 28th, 2013 at 9:31 am
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    Looks like an orange morning glory bloom. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/55107/

    September 28th, 2013 at 1:16 pm
  3. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    Bobby,
    Close but leaves not quite right. The one I have is very small flower that is 1.125″ long and has a diameter at the flower of .375″ with leaves and creeping stem identical to the creeping cucumber that grows all around it… What size is the Orange Morning Glory?

    September 28th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
  4. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    A great hummingbird vine…

    I agree with the ipomoea coccinea id, but the Dave’s Garden website wouldn’t be my first choice for info…

    Maybe this link will be more helpful…

    http://www.floridata.com/ref/i/ipomoea_coccinea.cfm

    If you compare with Ipomoea hederifolia, you may find that it matches better.

    September 28th, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  5. Wildflower154 Flower Fanatic says:

    Stone
    “Red Morning Glory” That is it. Strange that it grew in with the creeping cucumber and looks so much the same — except for the flower. Thanx for you identification.
    Thanx to others that offered their possibilities as well. This site is fun.

    Wildflower Man

    September 28th, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  6. tonilil Unregistered says:

    I believe its a cardinal climber. Just planted my first seeds this spring from a packet and the took forever to bloom, August when they flowered but now I have seeds galore!

    October 6th, 2013 at 6:34 pm
  7. tonilil Registered says:

    its a cardinal climber I sometimes mix them up with the cypress vine and I have to see the foliage. I did both this year and the cypress vine is dainty and precise. It is definitely not a morning glory.

    October 6th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
  8. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    tonili apparently the cardinal climber has a different leaf than many of the other morning glories. Looks like the Ipomoea x multifida leaf is deeply lobed. Interestingly it is a cross between the cypress vine, another morning glory variety, and ipomoea coccinea. Splitting hairs but, definitely a morning glory. http://awaytogarden.com/cardinal-climber-and-its-cousins-annual-vines-that-are-hummingbird-favorites

    October 8th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

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