May 31 2009
Glaucous Honeysuckle is blooming now along the Butler-Freeport Trail near Sarver.
The leaves of this plant are joined at the stem; the flowers sprout above the closed cup of the top leaves. Glaucous means blue-gray or green and in botany refers to a waxy blue-gray coating. Since I have never seen this honeysuckle, I’m not sure what part of the plant is glaucous. Time for a field trip!
For directions and more information, see Chuck Tague’s blog on the outing that produced this picture.
(photo by Dianne Machesney)