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.
From Taiwan. Grows to 15–30 ft. tall and wide, with drooping branchlets and glossy green, oval, ...
Native to the foothills of California (from Santa Clara to San Diego) and to the desert mountain slope...
Common and easily grown. Narrow, spiny green leaves are 1 1/2 ft. long. Spikes of rosy red bracts; dro...