Coral honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens

''Lonicera sempervirens'' is a species of honeysuckle native to the eastern United States.

It is an evergreen twining climber growing to 20 ft or more through shrubs and young trees. The leaves are produced in opposite pairs, oval, up to 5 cm long and 4 cm broad; the leaves immediately below the flowers are perfoliate, joined at the base in a complete ring round the shoot. The flowers are produced in clusters of several groups of three together, tubular, 5 cm long, with five small lobes opening at the tip to expose the stamens and stigma; they are bright red to pinkish-red, and pollinated by Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and insects.
Madagascar red clocks-like flower Specie unidentified. Found in Andasibe, Madagascar. Andasibe,Lonicera sempervirens,Madagascar

Uses

It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, for its attractive flowers, and also as one of the best plants to attract hummingbirds. Several cultivars have been selected for variation in flower color, including 'Magnifica' , 'Sulphurea' , and 'Superba' . This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderDipsacales
FamilyCaprifoliaceae
GenusLonicera
Species