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Honeysuckle (Trumpet)

Lonicera sempervirens
Honeysuckle (Trumpet)

Habitat

Found escaping gardens.

Description

Long, red, trumpet-shaped blossoms whorl around the end of stems. The leaves are oblong and come off stem opposite each other, though upper leaves may fuse together around stem. Climbing vine - blooms spring to fall. Also called Coral Honeysuckle.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers with 5 petals fused into a long, tubular flower and arranged in whorls at the end of branches
Flower Color: Bright red
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite (in pairs)
Plant Type: Vine
Leaf Type: Oblong and entire (smooth edged), with the top pair fused around the stem
Stem: Woody and climbing

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