Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Lonicera dioica L.
limber honeysuckle, mountain honeysuckle, red honeysuckle
Lonicera: named for Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), a German herbalist, physician and botanist who wrote a standard herbal text that was reprinted many times between 1557 and 1783
dioica: Greek for "two houses"
|Plant: ||climbing shrub with a smooth stem|
|Flower: ||yellow, orange or purple, 5-parted, 1/2"-1" long, tubular; inflorescence a cluster in the leaf "pocket" at the ends of the branches; blooms May-June|
|Leaf:||uppermost leaf pointed at the tip|
|Habitat: ||moist; woods, thickets|