This is on the endangered species list of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada)
Causes low toxicity if eaten. Skin irritation minor, or lasting only for a few minutes.
Poisonous part: Leaves and Flowers (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Hummingbirds love this plant's trumpet-shaped flowers (scarlet/orange) which are 6-8 cm long. Leaves are divided into 7-11 leaflets. The stems climb or sprawl to their huge extent. (North American Wildlife - Wildflowers)
Useful as vine or ground cover. Species has been developed to be more ornamental. It provides shade.
No part of the plant is a food source.
The plant is diaphoretic (induces sweating when eaten) and vulnerary (can be used in healing wounds).
(Plants For A Future)
Seeds can be sown in the fall, or semi-ripe cuttings can be taken in summer for rooting.
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