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Nature in my Neighborhood

By: Conner Emery

Campsis radicans

The campsis radicans, more often known as the hummingbird vine or the trumpet vine, is an invasive species originally native to eastern North America. Its large, distributive seed pods and comfort with most soil types make it an especially capable traveler, but the latter can make it an appealing ornamental plant to some alongside its bright flowers. Both an invasive and ornamental characterization have complicated implications, however, as its potential to form enormous vine networks enable it to smother other plants and inhibit structures.

Malus pumila