Lonicera dioica

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This native vine trails over other vegetation and down inclines. Its leaves are ovate and opposite on the stem (A). The uppermost pair of leaves surround the stem (perfoliate). These leaves frame a cluster of pale yellow or rose-colored flowers (B). The fruit is a red berry, which ripens by mid-summer (C). Two non-native Honeysuckle species, Maack Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and Tatarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica), are also present at Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods. However, they are shrubs.

This vine grows on woodland hillsides and along streams, flowering in May and June. In Fontenelle Forest, rare; look along History Trail overlooking Spring Hollow.

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