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A wild vine that grows in generous tangles wherever it can. Shiny oval leaves. Narrow Snapdragon-like heads. The flowers are nearly always yellow or white (I have heard that there is also a red variety, but I have not seen it grow wild).




The fresh flowers each have a drop or two of sweet, aromatic nectar. You can taste it by pinching the bases of the flower and pulling it gently down off the blossom. This pulls the stamen through the flower, drawing the nectar out. These tend to attract a lot of nectar drinkers, but cans also harbor poison ivy.

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Sep 3, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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