Family, Honeysuckle. Color of trumpet - shape corolla, purplish or crimson outside, whitish within. The border is strongly 2-lipped, the upper lip consisting of 4 divisions, the lower of 1, narrow, turned down. Flowers, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, in terminal, sessile clusters. Leaves, the upper ones completely joined around the stem (perfoliate), the lower with short petioles or none, separate. Fruit, a cluster of red berries within the perfoliate leaf, making this a showy shrub in fall. May, and June.

Escaped from gardens and growing wild from New York and New Jersey southward.