Purple-flowered Honeysuckle, Double Honeysuckle
The photo above shows a close-up of the back
surfaces of the twin flowers of purple-flowered honeysuckle as seen at about
4000' at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams...................June
11, 2005. To me, the flowers from this angle look like frogs leaping to catch
their prey with their sticky tongues (the stamens in this case)! Note the inferior,
greenish ovaries which are joined much of their length. See the mature fruit
that develops from the ovaries below.
The photo above shows a close-up of the leaf of purple-flowered
honeysuckle as seen at about 4000' at the southeastern
corner of Mt. Adams...................June 11, 2005.
The photos directly above and below show the twin flowers of
twin honeysuckle as seen along the Island Springs Trail on the eastern slopes
of Mt. Adams.................June 17, 2006. Note the greenish, twin ovaries
which are inferior to the maroon corollas. Note also the numerous whitish hairs
in the mouth of the corolla and the narrow anthers which are held perpendicular
to the filament.
The two photos above show different views
of the fruit of twin honeysuckle. Note the long pedicel in the upper photo.
The lower photo shows a close-up of the fruit, which is a berry. The berry is
unusual in that it represents 2 ovaries (from each of the "twin" flowers)
that are joined much of their length. The 2 protuberences on the berry represent
where the 2 corollas each attached. Photographed at Island Springs Creek on
the Island Springs Trail #66 on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams..................August