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Wildflowers of Texas, Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin

Coral Honeysuckle   Lonicera sempervirens    
Honeysuckle family — Caprifoliaceae

Also known as:
Trumpet Honeysuckle, Evergreen Honeysuckle, Trumpet Woodbine

Slides: (click for larger view)


This East Texas vine is found along woodland edges, stream edges, and fencerows, providing attractive evergreen foliage and, in the spring, wonderful intensely red to orange-red flowers. Oddly, the pair of leaves just below each group of flowers fuses into a single structure that circles the stem. Coral honeysuckle is popular in cultivation and attracts hummingbirds. It is occasionally seen in the wild elsewhere in the state, apparently escaped from cultivation.

Dried Specimens: (click for larger view)


Flowering Months: March, April, May, June

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