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


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image of Lonicera dioica

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lodi2_001_lvd

        

image of Lonicera dioica

JK Marlow    jkm0305s_18

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Leaves variable, usually the last 3 pairs on flowering shoots are connate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lonicera dioica

JK Marlow    jkm0405h_37

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Corolla red, throat often yellow; tube 8-15mm long, lobes about the same, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lonicera dioica

JK Marlow    jkm0405i_21

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

image of Lonicera dioica

JK Marlow    jkm0505k_25

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden