The New Student's Reference Work/Honeysuckle
Hon′eysuck′le, species of the genus Lonicera, which contains nearly 150 species distributed throughout the northern hemisphere, more than 60 of which, in addition to numerous hybrids, are in cultivation. About 25 species are native to North America. The honeysuckles either are dwarf or climbing shrubs, always with opposite and entire leaves and tubular flowers, which are white, yellow, pink or scarlet and often fragrant. One of the most common climbers is L. sempervirens, the trumpet honeysuckle, with scarlet or rarely yellow flowers.