Shrub, with narrow, oblong leaves opposite each other on the
branch. Leaves and twigs hairy. Flowers in mid spring are white, turning yellowish with age. Petals are in two groups, some go up and som go down. Fruits in the autumn are red
or orange berries.
Non-native shrub, often escaping into woodlands. In
Wildwood some plants may persist from an earlier time when the Park was more
developed and landscaped; others may be invading. Although alien, it does provide food for
native birds. Common, especially along the Riverway bike path and Wildwood
Bella honeysuckle (.L x be;;aa) has pink flowers with petals untidy looking, and hairless leaves and twigs. Amur honeysuckle ( L. maackii) has more oval leaves with long-pointed tips. Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica) is a vine with somewhat different flowers and black berries.