Morning Honeysuckle is an upright, hairy annual.
Its preferred habitat is prairies, glades and roadsides. Distribution
is throughout the Escambia region.
The leaves are alternate on the stem, consisting of one
whole part, stalked, lance-like to widest at the middle. The
leaf margins are toothed and the base is wedge shaped.
The flowers are racemes, bisexual in nature and irregular
in form; 4 sepals, 4 petals and white. Petals are slightly reflexed
and clawed; 8 stamens and 1 stigma that has a cross-shaped arrangement
at the tip. Borne white, the petals turn pink with age. Flowers
occur in late spring and into the summer.
Fruit is a capsule..