Limber Honeysuckle (Wild Honeysuckle; Red Honeysuckle)
Woody, loosely twining vines that sprawl or climb on nearby vegetation. Flowers stalkless, in clusters at the branch tips; the corolla (the fused, tubelike petals) divided 1/3 or 1/2 of the way to the base into 2 lips of equal length that curl back; the upper lip shallowly 4-lobed, the lower lip with 1 lobe; the tube weakly swollen or pouched on the lower side near the base; white to lemon yellow, tinged with red, purple or pink, not changing color after pollination. Blooms April-June. Leaves opposite, simple, upper pair just below the flowers united to form a disk that is longer than broad, uppersurface green or barely whitened; leaves below the disk not united; lower surface covered with a white waxy coating, smooth or hairy. Fruits berries, orangish-red to red.