from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Bignonia capreolata of the southern United States, from the cross-like arrangement of medullary tissue, as shown in a transverse section of the older stems.
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Or you could consider lattice and a vine, such as cross-vine (Bignonia capreolata) instead.
The hedges are adorned in March and April with the yellow jessamine, (_jelseminum_,) -- the cross-vine