FP: Cardinal vine or Cypress Vine (5x4 crop)
Featured September 27
Featuring a single scarlet flower of the cardinal vine (genus Ipomoea), aka cypress vine, cardinal climber vine, hummingbird vine, etc. Seen against the white of a dahlia.
This shot doesn't show the bright green feathery foliage from which, I suppose, the second common name given above is derived. I believe this plant is more common in southern states, where it can grow almost like a weed. Hummingbirds love it. If you're not familiar with it, each bloom is small, probably less than half an inch across when fully open. At least that was the case with this particular species of the vine.
County Farm Park, Ann Arbor
Taken September 25, 2016 (D268-2016 )
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