Japanese Honeysuckle - Golden Flame Honeysuckle
Lonicera x heckrottii Rehder
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) Family


Scientifically this variable color honeysuckle is described exactly as the common variety.

Plant is a woody, smooth to hairy climbing vine. Flowering date is spring and summer on fence rows, at roadsides, in thickets and waste areas. Distribution sparse, thus generally confined to that area along state line of Alabama and Florida of the Escambia region.

Leaves are opposite on the stem, consisting of one whole part, evergreen, leaf stalk; roughly oval to lance-like and widest in the middle; no teeth and no lobes, tapering to the tip with sides less than equal; base is rounded.

Flowers are clusters in the leaf axil; bisexual in nature; divided into two parts. The calyx is 5-parted; the corolla has 2 lips and 5 stamens. This variable color fades to yellow with age.

Fruit is a round berry.

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