Smile of Earth- 28

Trumpet flowers

Golden trumpet flower (Allamanda cathartica)

Flowers with a trumpet-shaped corolla (fused petals) are named trumpet flowers. There are many flowers that show this feature, but some of them are thus named and we will look at four of these.
Golden trumpet (Allamanda cathartica) is commonly seen as a landscape ornamental in tropical regions. These plants have beautiful, large, deep golden yellow flowers that are mildly fragrant.
Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia suaveolens) produces pendulous bunches of flowers that are short-lived, yet so beautiful. They are seen in shades of pink, yellow and white.
The Trumpet vine plant (Campsis radicans) is a bushy creeper notable for its showy trumpet-shaped flowers. They bloom all summer long and hummingbirds are frequent visitors of these showy bunches of flowers.
Blue trumpet vine (Thunbergia grandiflora), a climber, requires support such as trellises and makes a decorative cover for fences and walls. The trumpet-shaped flowers are borne on long, pendent branches.

Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia suaveolens)

Trumpet vine plant (Campsis radicans)

Blue trumpet vine (Thunbergia grandiflora)