Lonicera ciliosa
Common name: 
Western Trumpet Honeysuckle
Orange Honeysuckle
Climbing Honeysuckle
Pronunciation: 
lon-ISS-er-a sil-ee-OH-suh
Family: 
Caprifoliaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
Yes
  • Twining vine to 10-30 ft (3-9 m) high, twigs hollow.  Leaves opposite, simple, elliptic or ovate, 5-10 cm long, apex mucronate (generally a small, sharp pont at the tip), tapering abruptly to the petiole, margin ciliate (fringed with hairs), green above, bluish-green below, petiole 6 mm long.  Blooms in late spring; flowers in terminal clusters, often with 1-2 lateral clusters, the pair of leaves below the inflorescence are united (forming a single leaf) and the next pair united at the base, not fragrant, petals (corolla) 1.5-4 cm long, orange-red, narrowly-trumpet shaped, slightly 2-lipped, stamens about as long or longer than petals, style pubescent; pollinated by the rufous hummingbird.  Fruit orange-red, translucent, to 1 cm, many seeded.
  • Sun to partial shade.  
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      Native range from British Columbia south to California, and east to Montana and Utah.
  • ciliosa: hairy.
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  • plant habit, in woods

    plant habit, in woods

  • flowering shoot

    flowering shoot

  • flowers and leaves

    flowers and leaves

  • leaf margin

    leaf margin