Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


861

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in seepages, bogs, rocky woods, shrubby mountain bogs at high elevations, rocky ridgetop thickets over amphibolite, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Red
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
2-lipped 5-lobed corolla (four-lobed upper lip, one-lobed lower lip)
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in terminal clusters subtended by connate leaves

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lonicera dioica   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera dioica   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-02-006:
Lonicera dioica   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Honeysuckle, Mountain Coral Honeysuckle, Lonicera