Monday, December 10, 2007

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Lonicera semperens, an Arkansas native honeysuckle vine known as trumpet honeysuckle, coexists with other native plants very differently from the invasive, nonnative Japanese honeysuckle. Where the two species overlap, the native is easily identified by the bloom and particularly the way the flower and later the berries appear at the end of long stems from a leaf that seems to be two grown together suggesting the look of the bell of musical instrument, just as the flower appears somewhat like the bell of a trumpet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These are truly beautiful flowers. Wouldn't it be nice for these to become more abundant than Japanese honeysuckle! They climb but don't strangle other plants!