Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Caprifoliaceae
Lonicera canadensis (Fly-honeysuckle)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals5
Petal statefused
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginentire
Leaf/leaflet shapeovate
Fruit typefleshy
Fruit colorred
Flowering datesearly-mid May
Fruiting datesmid-July
HabitatTalus slopes, moist, rocky woods
LocalityAlong the M & M trail near the intersection with the old trolley line.
DescriptionA loosely branched shrub 2 - 6 feet tall with pale-green leaves. The flowers are in pairs on stalks that are longer than the leaf petiole. The bright red fruit are also in pairs and diverge sharply from one another. The leaves have long hairs on their margins.
Habit photoPW
Habit photo 2PW
Flower photoPW
Flower photo 2PW
Fruit photoKBS