Sunday, June 27, 2010

Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Lonicera sempervirens is known by the common names Trumpet Honeysuckle and Coral Honeysuckle. So far, I’ve only seen it at Fort Yargo State Park where I saw several plants along the trail from the campground to the dam (segment 6).

The leaves are opposite and the leaves immediately below the flower and, frequently, the pair below that are fused around the stem (perfoliate).

Two flower heads are developing

The developing flower buds, in profile.

The flowers open a couple of weeks later.

A flower, up close.

Trumpet Honeysuckle is native to the eastern United States and Canada.

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Distribution Map:
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Lonicera sempervirens (Trumpet Honeysuckle)

University of North Carolina Herbarium: Lonicera sempervirens

Identification resources:

- Southeastern Flora: Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

- Natural and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Lonicera sempervirens

- Missouri Plants: Lonicera semperviren

Related posts:
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

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