A few pinkish blooms have started to open. This Asian plant may have been planted or has naturalized to this site.
San Diego County, California, US
This plant was found along Meadow Lark trail
Local name Coral honeysuckle. Family = Caprifolioaceae. Common at the Preserve. Climbs, does not take over like L. Japonica.
Honeysuckles (Lonicera, /lɒˈnɪsərə/;syn. Caprifolium Mill.) are arching shrubs or twining vines in the family Caprifoliaceae, native to the Northern Hemisphere. There are about 180 species of honeysuckle, 100 of which occur in China while about 20 native species occur in Europe, India and, North America each. Widely known species include Lonicera periclymenum (honeysuckle or woodbine), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle, white honeysuckle, or Chinese honeysuckle) and Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle, trumpet honeysuckle, or woodbine honeysuckle). Hummingbirds are...