Black Twinberry – Native Plant Spotlight

Black Twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)

Black Twinberry’s stunning green leaves and beautiful tubular, yellow flowers could be a wonderful fit for your garden. This deciduous fast-growing, shrub thrives in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

The name Twinberry comes from the dark, shiny berries that grow in pairs, nestled in what looks like a little red nest. These berries are eaten by small mammals, and birds, and the bright yellow flowers provide an importance source of nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies, and moths.

Featured Photo Credit: Jerry Friedman- Own Work, CC BY SA 3.0

Jim Pojar, Andy MacKinnon: Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast 2004
Washington Native Plant Society: Black Twinberry

Rosie McGoldrick, AmeriCorps Education & Events Specialist

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