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Lonicera ciliosa (Orange Honeysuckle or Western Trumpet Honeysuckle) is a honeysuckle native to forests of western North America. A deciduous shrub growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall with hollow twigs, the leaves are opposite, oval, 4–10 cm (1.6–3.9 in) long with the last pair on each twig merged to form a disk. The flowers are orange-yellow, 2–4 cm (0.79–1.6 in) long, with five lobes and trumpet shaped; they are produced in whorls above the disk-leaf on the ends of shoots. The fruit is a translucent orange-red berry less than 1 cm (0.39 in) diameter.[1] [2]




Edible Uses

The fruits are edible either raw or cooked, but are not a common food. [3]

Written on October 16th, 2012 , Fruits Tags:

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