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red_hanging_flower  Fuchsia boliviana,Geotagged,Lonicera sempervirens,Summer,United States,flower Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. Note that we have a guide that may help in finding a match, or a sense of direction:

    Although I fully understand it is hard, many of us really do struggle with identification as well, it's important to try and make an effort. If you leave the species unidentified, it means others have to do this work for you. Oh, and please do share the location, at least the country, since that is vital for identification.
    Posted 5 years ago
  2. this was an accident that I left off the location. you'll notice that I've geotagged every photo I put up here so far. also I have been using google to identify species I do not know. I only put help me if I am stuck or cannot figure it out myself. I did not know you had a guide on here. I will try using that from now on. I just don't want you to think I'm being lazy by not identifying because I am doing my best and I do try with every picture I take. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Identifying the species is not easy and it doesn't mean you are lazy if you cannot find a good match. Sometimes the difference is in small details. In this case, although they look similar, this is not a honeysuccle, it is a fuchsia. Both the leaves and the flowers are different. It could be either Fuchsia triphylla, which is known as the Honeysuckle Fuchsia or Fuchsia boliviana, they are very similar and it is hard to tell which one this is.
      Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
      1. I see...they have that little red bulge at the base of each flower...the honeysuckle doesn't.
        thanks a bunch!
        someone changed it before to some completely different flower that was not right at all and so I changed it back to honeysuckle because being in the northeast us with hummingbirds it kind of made sense. and they look so similar and I can smell honeysuckle around the yard.
        Posted 5 years ago

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''Fuchsia boliviana'' is a species of ''Fuchsia'' native to southern Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina. It is a medium evergreen shrub, growing to 2–4 m tall, rarely to 6 m, with a spreading, open habit. It has large, hairy mid-green leaves and red petioles. It has large drooping corymbs up to 20 cm long borne in late summer and autumn of scarlet red flowers with the individual flowers 3–7 cm long. A white-flowering form exists named 'Alba', with a white tube and scarlet petals. After flowering.. more

Similar species: Myrtles, Evening Primroses.
Species identified by aloaaron
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Uploaded May 5, 2015. Captured Jun 25, 2014 05:44 in 36 Hinkle Road, Washington, CT 06793, USA.
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  • f/5.6
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  • ISO100
  • 55mm