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Coral honeysuckle as well

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Coral Honeysuckle Flowers Opening 8690

Another native plant I found flowering along Great Northern Blvd. on the drizzly morning of March 4th was Lonicera sempervirens, a vine known as coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, and woodbine (the second part of that last name comes from the verb bind, which is what vines do).

To see the many places in the eastern half of the United States where this vine grows, you can check the USDA map (drag the slider upward to enlarge and reveal the county-level distribution). Why coral honeysuckle isn’t better known, and why people in its large native range don’t more often plant it as an embellishment in their yards and gardens, I don’t know.

NZ – 1.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 9, 2015 at 5:22 AM

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