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Shrubs ( Shrubs with Simple, Opposite Leaves )
Honeysuckle Family (Caprifoliaceae)

Bracted Honyesuckle/Black Twinberry
Lonicera involucrata

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Habitat:
 Montane to Subalpine
Height:
 Up to 2 m

Description: This common honeysuckle is often associated with aspen groves and streams. The leaves are opposite, 5-15 cm long, with a smooth margin, tapering to a point. They are smooth and dark green above, slightly hairy beneath. The flowers grow in pairs, at the end of short stems growing out of the leaf bases. Each pair of flowers has two large, hairy bracts and two smaller bracts. These almost cradle the flowers. The petals are yellow, tinged with red. The flowers are replaced by a pair of purple-black berries 6-9 mm in diametre.

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