Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Coastal BC Plants: Black Twinberry

Black Twinberry

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

7 comments:

  1. Really neat shots of the Twinberry bush.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. It's nice to be able to identify local plants.

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  3. Thanks all for stopping by this week for my ABC Wednesday Coastal BC plants. I don't always find one to match the alphabet letters, but there are plenty to capture with my camera. - Margy

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  4. I've seen that vine .. In Oregon of course, not here. Never knew it's name before. So thank you for my something new to learn this morning.

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  5. Got some pictures of Twinberry up on Mt. Baker. sweet!
    Also like the Native Dogwood.
    MB

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  6. I like most berries, so I'd try some...
    ROG, ABCW

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