Missouri Wildflower Guide


So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckle
Gently entwist; the female ivy so
Enrings the barky fingers of the elm.

 

From "A Midsummer-Night’s Dream" by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

Yellow Honeysuckle

Although not as showy as Japanese Honeysuckle, Yellow Honeysuckle has interesting, fleshy, light-green perfoliate leaves, fused together clasping the stem. The final leaf pair on the vine is completely fused so that it appears to be a single rounded leaf, and the flower cluster appears just beyond it, at the end of the stem.

 

  • Bloom Time

    Apr-May

     

  • Habit

    Vine