Mystery plant 046

This twining vine ranges throughout central and eastern portions of North America.  When you identify it, leave a comment below with its common name, scientific name and any personal story you may have about the plant.


Developing inflorescence


Flower buds


Inflorescence and leaves


Stamens and pistils within flowers


Leaf arrangement on flowering vine


Seeds maturing from green to yellow to red


ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images): Coral honeysuckle or trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens).

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10 Responses to Mystery plant 046

  1. Rhonda Dodson says:

    Coral honeysuckle
    Lonicera sempervirens

  2. Evan says:

    coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

  3. Joan says:

    Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

  4. Tony Ward says:

    This is coral honeysuckle , Lonicera sempervirens. Love this plant!!

  5. Ton Ebben says:

    My guess is Common Honeysuckle,
    its scientific name is Lonicera periclymenum (was Lonicera caprifolium).
    I am Dutch and I have one twining its way through the cherry laurel in my garden. They smell very sweet at night.

    • Angelyn says:

      Ton, I went looking for images of Lonicera periclymenum because I was curious to see how similar it might be to L. sempervirens. Wow — the leaves are nearly the same! However, the flower looks more like the (common) Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica) which is an invasive to my area. Your “Common honeysuckle” has more pink tones to its open blossom and from what I read it is certainly fragrant — probably very much like the Japanese honeysuckle. And I notice the flower arrangement within the inflorescence has some similarities to the Coral honeysuckle shown above. Thanks for submitting your id as it allowed me to expand my knowledge of the Lonicera genus.

  6. Val says:

    Definitely Lonicera sempervirens, Trumpet Honeysuckle, or in my area “the good honeysuckle” ie native!!! When the first one blooms in my Missouri yard, I know the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds will soon be here!

  7. kerry says:

    Trumpet Honeysuckle / Lonicera sempervirens

  8. Angelyn says:

    Yes, this is Coral honeysuckle aka Trumpet honeysuckle. Its scientific name is Lonicera sempervirens. I have two of these lovely vines growing in the landscape. One is the plant pictured above and the second vine has yellow blossoms and is referred to as L. sempervirens, var. John Clayton. Like Val, I’ve repeatedly seen hummingbirds visiting the flowers.

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