Lonicera ciliosa

Western trumpet honeysuckle, Orange honeysuckle
CAPRIFOLIACEAE, the Viburnum family

Isil spotted this twining honeysuckle out on a cliff’s edge above Multnomah falls. Acording to Pojar and Mackinnon, the stems were used by Native Americans for weaving and rope; Children and hummingbirds like to sip nectar from the tubular flowers; Reddish orange berries are non edible; Ghost’s swing or owl’s swing in various Coast Salish languages.
My excellent reason for not having a good photo of this plant- it was growing in a tree that leaned out over a 60 foot drop. Though the tree and vine seemed firmly rooted, I am not.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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