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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
April 23, 2019
Photo Release: Crossvine
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Bob Glennon

Caption: Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) is a native woody vine the grows on the edges of forests on the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. Its name comes from the dark cross that is in the center of the light-colored pith inside of the stem. The tubular flowers are two to three inches long and an inch wide. They are visited by hummingbirds. Crossvine does grow on a variety of soils, but is found on the wetland soils of the refuge.

Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of six national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available.