Scenery: Yellow Honeysuckle (Sunset Beach, Oregon)

I loved this blossom! While my husband and I were hiking above Sunset Beach here on the Oregon Coast, we came across these unique blossoms. I'd never seen anything like them before in my life. Having seen them now, I have to wonder if this is where the idea for ribbons and bows atop our wrapped gifts comes from. It looks like someone curled some ribbon string and set it in a bush, but this is an actual, true flower!

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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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September 27, 20110 found this helpful

It looks like some kind of lily.

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September 27, 20110 found this helpful

My first thought was, red honeysuckle peeking thru ferns, would also like to know what it is.

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September 27, 20110 found this helpful

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

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September 27, 20110 found this helpful

They look like wild honeysuckles. Did they have a very sweet smell?

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September 27, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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September 30, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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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?

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April 29, 20180 found this helpful

There is no doubt this is a Honeysuckle. You finding it where you did would indicate it is most likely wild.

My question would be 'Is it one of a kind'? Hopefully, you could make a return trip sometime, and if the plant is large enough to spare a couple small tips for rooting, you could collect them. (Asking permission if required, of course).

Rare and one of a kind plants abound in Nature. Most just haven't been discovered. The now common Chicago Peace rose was a sport found on a Peace rose bush growing in Chicago. Had it not been discovered, there wouldn't be millions of them growing, now.

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The same could be said about the Japanese Holly 'Ilex Crenata' Sky Pencil. To my knowledge, only one has ever been found growing in the wild (Japan). And from this one, we now have millions growing world wide.

And if you do get cuttings, Keep me in mind.

Beautiful picture!

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