Western Trumpet Honeysuckle

Western Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) is a climbing vine that will grow up on shrubs and trees but is not invasive and does not hurt the shrub or tree it climbs on. It may not be as showy as the nursery store varieties, but is beautiful in a natural setting and is loved by hummingbirds. It has opposite oval leaves except for the last leaves on the stem that form a disk shape with a whorl of orange flowers at the end of the stem. “The berries are considered inedible for people but consumed by wildlife. The plant is known as ‘ghost’s swing’ or ‘ owl swing’ in several Coast Salish languages.” Plants of Coastal British Columbia by Pojar & MacKinnon.

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