Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)is also known as Bearberry Honeysuckle and Twinberry Honeysuckle. It a deciduous shrub that grows up to 5 metres tall. Black Twinberry can be found throughout North America. In British Columbia it is most common in the southern two-thirds of the province. It prefers moist forests and thickets.
The leaves have short stems, occur opposite to each other, and have pointed tips.
Bell-shaped yellow flowers are in pairs. They develop into shiny black berries with bracts that turn red when the fruits mature.
This Twinberry Bush was found along the Theodosia Main logging road next to the river that flows into the head of Olsen Lake in June 2014. -- Margy