Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


867

Woody vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in dry forests & woodlands, maritime forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Partially evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Red
Nearly radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in terminal clusters subtended by connate leaves

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 sempervirens   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lonicera sempervirens   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-02-005:
Lonicera sempervirens   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Lonicera sempervirens var. sempervirens

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Lonicera sempervirens var. hirsutula

 

COMMON NAME:
Coral Honeysuckle, Woodbine, Trumpet Honeysuckle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lose_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_lose_008_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm100313_229

March    Grady County    GA

Wolf Creek Preserve

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Gill Newberry    gn04_l_sempervirens_fl

April        

Opposite leaves just below the inflorescence are fused around the stem, per Wild Flowers of NC, 1st edition.

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JK Marlow    jkm0304n_25

April    Greenville County    SC

When cultivated in the garden the plant flowers abundantly, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_781

April    Pickens County    SC

Pickens County Museum

Calyx lobes obsolete to 0.3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_791

April    Pickens County    SC

Pickens County Museum

Corolla red, often yellow within, tube 3-5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm130425_794

April    Pickens County    SC

Pickens County Museum

Stem smooth to finely hairy at first, new growth purplish, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

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Bobbie L Holt    blh867_a

May    Anderson County    SC

Carolina Wild Native Plant Nursery

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JK Marlow    jkm0405j_03

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

A yellow variety.

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JK Marlow    jkm110513_529

May    Greenville County    SC

Camp Old Indian

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Keith Bradley    kab_l_sempervirens_77680

September    Collier County    FL

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Keith Bradley    kab_l_sempervirens_77687

September    Collier County    FL

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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Paul Thompson    pstlonicera_sempervirens

September?        

The pair of leaves directly below the flower are fused (perfoliate). — Clemson Extension

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_lonicera_sempervirens

November        

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Paul Thompson    pstlonicera_semperviren2

Month Unknown