purpleflower honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, elliptical to round, 1 to 3 inches long, entire margins, covered with fine hairs.
Flower: Paired on long upright stalks, dark red to purple, 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length, strongly 2-lipped with upper lip erect and lower lip reflexed.
Fruit: Paired juicy orange-red berries, 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter, borne on a long upright stalk.
Twig: Slender, square in cross-section; green when young, then tan.
Form: Erect deciduous shrub to 5 feet.
Looks like: red twinberry
| Additional Range Information:
Lonicera conjugialis is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting purpleflower honeysuckle.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson