red twinberry Caprifoliaceae Lonicera utahensis
Leaf:Opposite, simple, ovate to elliptical, 1 to 3 inches long, thin, hairless except for leaf edges, bright green above, a bit paler below and maybe with some scattered hairs.
Flower:Species is monoecious; yellow-white, bell- or funnel-shaped, 5 lobes, 1 inch long, hanging downward in pairs from a 1 inch long stem, appearing in spring to early summer.
Fruit:Reddish orange berries in a widely divergent pair; elongated often with a tapering point, 1/3 inch in length, ripen in mid to late summer.
Twig:Slender, reddish gray, solid pith, clearly lined; buds small, pointed.
Bark:Reddish gray, speckled with lighter lenticels.
Form:An upright, clump-forming shrub with slender branches growing to 6 feet tall.