Also known as Coral Honeysuckle, this wildflowers is in the family of Caprifoliaceae.
This vine is readily recognized by its red, long-tubular flowers and the bracts connate and completely encircling the stem.
It is a native perennial vine; twining or trailing; may be evergreen further south.
It grows to a height of up to 20 ft.
Its leaves are opposite, glossy, deeply clasping, elliptic to oblong to obovate, not toothed, edges rolled down, 1.5-3.5 in long, to 2 in wide.
The flower is tubular or trumpet-shaped, deep rose to magenta, pale yellow inside, 5-parted, 1-2 in long; in whorled terminal clusters.
The fruits are small round berry, red to scarlet to black, to 0.25 in wide.
This honeysuckle flowers from March to August…January – December (in south); July – August (in north)
Its habitat is low woods, swamps, bottomlands, bayheads, fencerows, dry woods, thickets; sometimes cultivated.
Its range is Quebec and Maine, south to Florida, west to Texas, northeast to Kansas, Iowa, Michigan and Ontario.
Photographed in the swamp lands of a small pond, growing up decaying trees, outside Mountaindale, NY, USA.