Large-flowered Honeysuckle, 大花忍冬, Lonicera macrantha
Seen growing in vine form near a main path under an oak woodland canopy. The vine length was about two meters.
Japanese Honeysuclke, Lonicera japonica
surviving the ivy
Open Ponds Trail, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC February 16, 2014
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...