||Woody vine, climbing over other plants by
twining. Leaves, egg-shaped, pointed, opposite each other
on the twig, untoothed. Flower petals united into a long
tube that flares wide open at end. Four petals flare
upward, and one downward. Flowers are white, but turn
yellow as they age. Blooms in early June. Fruit a
A weed that climbs over and smothers other
plants, occasional in open areas of the Park.
Mountain honesuckle (L. dioica) is a somewhat similar
native, but has not been reported from the Park. Its
flowers are yellowish to purple; its fruits are red, and the
last pair of leaves on its stems are fused.
Morrow honeysuckle (L.
morrowii) is a shrub with somewhat different flowers and red
Bella honeysuckle (L. x bella) is also a shrub, and with pink flowers. Amur honeysuckle (L. maackii) is also a shrub with purple berries turning bright red..