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May 18, 2018 9:13 AM CST
Michigan
I have a couple bushes in my back yard that are flowing and I don't know what they are. It seems like there are two different varieties of the same plant. One has white/ light pink flowers and the other a fuschia color. The buds come out in pairs similar to a cherry blossom. They have distinct yellow stamens (about five per flower) and five to six dainty petals. Do you know what it is?
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May 18, 2018 10:06 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Welcome!

Both are Honeysuckles (Lonicera)
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May 18, 2018 1:18 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi Jaybar2358, Welcome! from me too!

I agree with Daisyl, both appear to be Honeysuckle (Lonicera species). We have many listed here in our database with photos for comparison: https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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May 21, 2018 7:32 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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@Jaybar2358 , I was just coming on here to post the same question. I have white, yellow, pale pink, and medium pink varieties of this blooming like crazy all along my property right now and I didn't know what they were. Thank you for posting your question. (And welcome to NGA!)

@DaisyI and @Plantladylin , thank you for the answer and confirmation! I can't believe how many honeysuckle we have growing here!! I haven't seen honeysuckle since I was a kid!

Dumb question, but just to confirm.... Is this honeysuckle edible to humans? Or is this a wildlife-only variety?
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