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.
These woody-stemmed Southern California natives with tubular, lipped flowers were once listed as shrub...
Common and easily grown. Narrow, spiny green leaves are 1 1/2 ft. long. Spikes of rosy red bracts; dro...
Grows to 4 in. high, 1–2 ft. wide. The cylindrical, ribbed, 2–3-in. joints fall off easily...