Pyrostegia ignea

Pyrostegia ignea

Pyrostegia ignea

(Golden shower, Flame vine)

FAMILY

Bignoniaceae

Species

Pyrostegia ignea

Common name

Golden shower, Flame vine

Flower colour; life form

Orange-red; vine

Campus

Townsville

Description

This vigorous vine has pinnate leaves with 2-4 leaflets, the terminal leaflet forms a tendril. Originally from South America, the large masses of orange to red tubular flowers form a brilliant display in October. Growing on a wall associated with Biological Sciences, this vine was previously known as P. venusta.