Twinberry Honeysuckle

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Twinberry Honeysuckle is an upright, bushy shrub (4-12 ft) that grows in moist, shady places throughout the western United States and Canada.

It has small tubular yellow flowers that bloom in pairs from June to July. They develop into pairs of shiny black berries cupped by purple-red bracts.

The bright green oval-shaped leaves (.75-1.5 in wide) are hairy along the edges and underside.

Did you know? Indigenous peoples of North America used the berries to dye hair and other materials.

See Also: Twining Honeysuckle