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Orange Honeysuckle

Lonicera ciliosa



First Noted by Expedition
June 5, 1806, at Camp Chopunnish, Idaho County, Idaho.
 

Description
This honeysuckle runs freely on the ground or clambers up trees, sometimes reaching a length of 18 ft (5.5 m). The large, orange, trumpet-shaped flowers occur in dense, terminal clusters just above a large round "leaf" (two opposite leaves entirely fused). Fruits are red. Leaves are deciduous.
 

Habitat
Open woods and thickets.
 

Range
Southern British Columbia to northern California, especially west of the Cascades, east to northwestern Montana.
 

Note
Orange honeysuckle attracts hummingbirds and other wildlife. Berries may be mildly poisonous if eaten.

Species information from enature.com
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