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Northern Bush Honeysuckle

SKU: Diervilla lonicera Categories: , , , Tags: , Months Spotted: .

Flower Description

Not a true Honeysuckle as it has serrated leaves.  Flowers are similar to honeysuckle.

Clusters of 2 to 7 short-stalked flowers at the tips  branches arising from leaf axils near the branch tips. Flowers are 5 lobed , funnel-shaped, ½ to ¾ inch long, hairy on the inner surface especially inside the tube,   In the center are 5 densely hairy stamens with yellow tips and a long, slender, green style with a dome-shaped stigma at the tip.   Flower color is pale yellow or even greenish yellow, aging to orange or red.

Leaves are 2 to 5 inches long, 1 to 2¾ inches wide,  egg-shaped with a rounded or tapered base,  pointed tip, and a short stalk. Edges are finely toothed and finely hairy, surfaces are mostly hairless except sometimes along the midvein. The upper surface is dark green, the lower paler, and leaves may be tinged a bronzy color across the surface or around the edges, especially when young.

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