Western Trumpet Honeysuckle
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.