Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Coral honeysuckleCoral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) has incredibly beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers with red and yellow hues.  The native vine grows in eastern and central regions of North America.  This first image is a closeup view of the reproductive portions of the flower which extend just beyond the fused petals.

The flowers grow along nodes at the end of vine stems.  Each node’s whorl has six flowers.

Coral honeysuckleThe Coral honeysuckle flower buds arise beyond a set of perfoliate leaves at the tip of the vine stem.

Coral honeysuckleFertilized flowers develop seeds within berries.  The berries in the next photo eventually turn bright red.

Coral honeysuckle

Watch this video to learn more about Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens).  You’ll see lots more photos of this flower, the two different types of leaves growing on the vine,  and the progression from flower to ripe berry.

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2 Responses to Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

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  2. Paula Thornquist says:

    This is an excellent learning tool. Thank you so much.

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