Lonicera sempervirens

(Coral Honeysuckle)


Lonicera sempervirens, Pflugerville, Travis Co. 3905


Lonicera sempervirens, Pflugerville, Travis Co. 3885


Lonicera sempervirens, Pflugerville, Travis Co. 3896


Lonicera sempervirens, Arbor Walk Pond, Austin, Travic Co. 0136

Scientific Name Lonicera sempervirens USDA PLANTS Symbol LOSE
Common Name Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 35303
Family Caprifoliacaceae (Honeysuckle) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Woods and thickets; widepread throughout central/east Texas and the Southeast US.
Plant: Woody, climbing, twining vine with smooth branches 3 to 20 feet long.
Leaves: Smooth, glossy opposite, linear-oblong to to elliptic or obovate leaves up to 2-3/4 inches long and 1-5/8 inches wide; those just below blossoms fused together at base around the stem.
Inflorescence: Coral trumpet-shaped blossoms in clusters of 2 to 4 with 4 to 6 blossoms in each cluster forming spikes; each with a yellow throat and (usually) protruding yellow stamens.
Bloom Period: March to June.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and "Texas Wildflowers, A Field Guide" by C. and L. Loughmiller.
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