Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Canary Creeper

Canary Creeper, the common name of Tropaeolum aduncum. often wrongly called Tropaeolum canariense, from its bird-like canary-yellow flowers. Like all the species of the genus, it is a native of South America, and has nothing to do with the Canary Islands. Its specific name aduncum refers to its method of climbing by twisting its leaf-stalks round any support.