Yellow Morning Glory, Wood Rose
Twining vines with evergreen leaves divided into leaflets and golden, 3-in. flowers like those of morning glory (Ipomoea). Yellow flowers are followed by woody, roundish seed capsules surrounded by woody sepals—the “wood roses” admired by flower arrangers. Tolerate some drought.Merremia aurea
Native to Baja California. Climbs to 25 ft., with a woody base and leaves divided into five 1 1/2-in. leaflets. Blooms during warm months. Drops leaves in summer drought. May be felled by frost but will resprout from the roots.
Most likely a hybrid between L. lanata and L. dentata. This densely foliaged plant g...
Common and easily grown. Narrow, spiny green leaves are 1 1/2 ft. long. Spikes of rosy red bracts; dro...
Native to the Peruvian Andes. Fast growth to 25–40 ft. tall and wide. Trunks of old trees are he...