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NAMES
Family Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-Creeper Family)
Genus Species Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H. Gentry
Synonyms Dolichandra unguis-cati (L.) L.G.Lohmann
Common Names Catclawvine, Claw Vine, Yellow Trumpet Vine
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Duration Perennial
Habit Vine
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LOCATION
Distribution Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. Also, Texas and Louisiana.
County Hidalgo
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USDA Hardy Zone
Native to Area Introduced for ornament before 1947 and noted as grown outdoors in the South. Persistent around former habitations in south Florida. Cultivated in northern Florida and naturalized near human habitations.

Native Origin: Yucatan Pen., Mex., Guat., Alfred Rehder, Manual of Cultivated Trees and Shrubs: Hardy in North America, The MacMillan Co., New York (1967)gen. (Bailey, L.H. and E.Z. Bailey, Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada, MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York , (1977).); NatureServe Explorer[.texasinvasives.org]
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Location Notes Estero Llano Grande
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LEGAL STATUS
Invasive Exotic Pest Plant Council. Florida.
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Endangered
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Photography Credits John Wagman 02/16/2017, Cameron County TX, Estero LLano Grande State Park; Flower image by Hectonichus,
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Family: Bignoniaceae (Trumpet-Creeper Family)
Genus Species: Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H. Gentry
Synonyms: Dolichandra unguis-cati (L.) L.G.Lohmann
Common Names: Catclawvine, Claw Vine, Yellow Trumpet Vine


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