Lonicera ciliosa

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Lonicera ciliosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lonicera
Species: L. ciliosa
Binomial name
Lonicera ciliosa
(Pursh) Poir. ex DC.

Lonicera ciliosa (Orange Honeysuckle or Western Trumpet Honeysuckle) is a honeysuckle native to forests of western North America. A deciduous shrub growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall with hollow twigs, the leaves are opposite, oval, 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) long with the last pair on each twig merged to form a disk. The flowers are orange-yellow, 2–4 cm (0.79–1.57 in) long, with five lobes and trumpet shaped; they are produced in whorls above the disk-leaf on the ends of shoots. The fruit is a translucent orange-red berry less than 1 cm (0.39 in) diameter.[1] [2]

Edible Uses[edit]

The fruits are edible either raw or cooked, but are not a common food. [3]

Fruits

References[edit]

  1. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network: Lonicera ciliosa
  2. ^ U. of Washington Burke Museum: Lonicera ciliosa
  3. ^ Plants For A Future -- Lonicera ciliosa