Family, Honeysuckle. Color, brownish purple. Fruit, orange - red. Calyx - lobes, 5, long, narrow. Corolla, tubular, with 5 unequal lobes. Stamens, 5, joined to the corolla - tube. Leaves, opposite, downy beneath, entire, broad, narrowed below to a broad base, which clasps the stem and almost unites with the opposite leaf, hence the specific name. Flowers, single or in clusters, sessile in the axils. Stem, straight, stout, 2 to 4 feet high, finely hairy. May to July.

The orange-colored fruit of this plant is a drupe, composed of 2 or 3 nutlets, surrounded by fleshy cells within the outer hard shell.