What to name my new flower!

Asked October 20, 2016, 5:41 PM EDT

This beautiful vine ,with small trumpet flowers (red) some sort of morning glory? The "vine" looks like pine needles. Western North Carolina. It just popped up in my mom's flower bed. Around alot of Hostas.. thanks

Polk County North Carolina plant identification red cypress vine

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The plant/vine in your picture is a Red Cypress Vine, Ipomoea quamoclit. It is a favorite of bees, butterflies and birds. It will climb all through your garden unless you give it something to climb on. Many people allow it to climb on their shrubs. Be aware that all parts of this plant is poisonous if ingested.
Let us know if you have further questions. A

Yaay. Thank you so much, are they common in my area?

They are found along the central and eastern parts of the states. They are considered a wildflower and a important nectar source. A