Main site sections:
Plants section links:


  • San Diego Zoo

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Fall and early Winter


Plants: Species

Flame Vine, Flame Flower, Golden Shower Pyrostegia venusta

FAMILY: BIGNONIACEAE (Trumpet-creeper Family)

A plant in the San Diego Zoo's Australian Wonders garden is actually native to Brazil and Paraguay. The flame vine Pyrostegia venusta has fire in both its common and scientific names and produces striking clusters of fiery blossoms in fall and early winter. The sun-loving, evergreen vine is also know as the flame flower and the golden shower.