This is a vine or a shrub or ground cover depending on how it’s trimmed and where you let it grow. Mid-summer, like right now, it’s covered with these starburst blooms. They’re about two or three inches in diameter and they’re made up of little bitty flowers.
It starts with a cluster of little balls.
And each one of those eventually bursts into a tiny flower.
They’re not big and showy but they’re kind of interesting when you slow down to take a look.
I thought I’d do a quick search for vine or shrub with starburst bloom and this would pop right up and I could tell you what it is.
Seems like there are a lot of blooms described as starburst: lilies, lilacs, clematis, hydrangea, wisteria, daisy, honeysuckle… and lots more I recognize but can’t name. I’ll have to look again another day.
I’ve lived around this plant for years and this is the first time I noticed the blooms. I don’t know why it blooms at all since it spread like crazy through the root system.
Let me know if it looks familiar. And if anyone wants a cutting, we have plenty.