Lonicera involucrata

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Scientific Name Lonicera involucrata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Twinberry, Twinberry Honeysuckle ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine; woodlands.
Plant: Large shrub, 3 to 6 feet tall.
Leaves: Opposite, oval with pointed tips, dark green and somewhat hairy.
Inflorescence: Bell-shaped pairs of yellow flowers hanging downward beneath purplish-red bracts.
Fruit: Shiney pairs of purple-black berries, unpleasant taste.
References: Descr. adapted from "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier.
Colorado Status

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