I wanted to pick it and take it home, but I couldn't stand the thought of someone else not being able to see this wonder!
PS: If anyone knows what kind of blossom this is, feedback would be great. I'd love to plant a few of my own in my garden at home!
By Chelle152 from Coquille, Oregon
Editor's Note: Several members identified this as wild honeysuckle so we have changed the original title to denote that.
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It looks like honeysuckle to me. It should smell really good and if you pull out the stamen (sp) the drop of liquid that comes with it is sweet. Hummingbirds love them. However, honeysuckle is a nuisance vine. It spreads everywhere, chokes trees and other plants out. I'd suggest you just search online for pictures of it and don't plant it in your garden. It's taking over the south. Another nuisance vine is kudzu, but I saw a National Geographic program years ago that said kudzu leaves are good in salads. Who knew?
The flower is absolutely beautiful and does look like a honeysuckle but I've never seen a honeysuckle quite that large compared to the size of the leaves. Left you a message in your message center here.
You've outdone yourself with this photo and bless you for not picking it. I'll have to find out where Sunset Beach is and visit it. I agree it looks like some kind of honeysuckle.
Your Roseburg fan, Peggy
My first thought was, red honeysuckle peeking thru ferns, would also like to know what it is.
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