purpleflower honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Lonicera
conjugialis Kellogg symbol: LOCO5
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 - 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
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson