Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for ...


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   Today is one of my favorite native flowers ... "Coral Honeysuckle"   Lonicera sempervirens. This is an east Texas native. It lives along the edge of the woodlands, streams and fence rows. The more common yellow honeysuckle is actually a transplant from Japan and considered a noxious weed in Texas. This Texas lady has very nice manners and doesn't crowd you out. The flowers bloom from April to June.

Lonicera sempervirens
Picture from University of Texas Plant Resource Center

6 comments:

DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

PJ. Beautiful.

Denise

Laura Eno said...

It has a nice spark of color too. :)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Nice. Today I talked about cactus and well, other things.

Janna said...

Quite beautiful.

Gina said...

A beautiful theme for the challenge, nature. I love flowers for all their pretty colors and amazing fragrances, but Monarch Butterflies are my favorite.

Good luck!
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Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful.