Montana Outdoors

June 30, 2010

Orange Honeysuckle

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , , — montucky @ 11:18 pm

The Orange Honeysuckles (Lonicera ciliosa) are finally in full bloom. They have many moods.

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle


  1. Oh, these are gorgeous and such wonderful captures. I really like the 1st photo deep in its colors. I haven’t seen orange honeysuckle and we have yellow and white growing. I’d love to have some orange honeysuckle.


    Comment by Anna — July 1, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    • This is a vine an the blossoms are sometimes found up to ten feet up in trees. It grows only in the far western states and British Columbia.


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

  2. nice! we don’t have the orange ones, just the yellow/white ones


    Comment by silken — July 1, 2010 @ 6:56 am

    • We have a domestic one but none of these although I read they can be easily propagated from clippings.


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

  3. My favorite is #2…the flower’s personality pops.


    Comment by burstmode — July 1, 2010 @ 6:56 am

    • They do have a lot of personality and have different looks as the light changes.


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

  4. Beautiful!


    Comment by Sumedh — July 1, 2010 @ 9:08 am

  5. Sweet scented and beautiful – now that is quite the flower! Great pictures!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 1, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    • They do have a sweet smell and in certain places there are lots of blossoms.


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  6. Love that close up. Almost like saying hello to the honeysuckle, up close and personal. So pretty.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — July 1, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    • They are fun to photograph when you can find one close enough to the ground. The first ones I saw in full bloom this year were on a steep slope below the trail and when I tried to get closer, they were well over ten feet above the ground.


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

  7. Great pictures! I love Montana and your blog is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing!


    Comment by Amber — July 1, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    • Thanks Amber! There is much beauty in Montana’s outdoors and I’m pleased that you enjoy seeing some of it!


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

  8. You know anything orange gets my attention. Very fine set of photos showing the moods of orange. 🙂


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — July 1, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

  9. I guess I have never seen honeysuckle close up. That little cap leaf is neat. These are wonderful shots.


    Comment by sandy — July 1, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

    • These are native to the western-most states minus Nevada. THey are just as pretty as they appear and they’re quite large so they’re quite showy.


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

  10. The ones around here don’t have the little green cloak protecting the blossoms. Very pretty!


    Comment by kateri — July 1, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    • The leaves that make a little umbrella over the blossoms are interesting aren’t they!


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

  11. Pretty color, interesting flower. I guess we don’t have them around here.


    Comment by Candace — July 1, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

    • They are native to Arizona, but I would imagine only north of the Rim and possibly in the Chiricahua mountains.


      Comment by montucky — July 1, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

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