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Native Texas Honeysuckle Vine

Native Texas Honeysuckle Vine

This hardy flowering vine grows wild in Texas. It grows in many places but as you can see it seems to like growing on our fence, at the property line between us and our next door neighbor.

I modified the image to show you a close up.

Anthony Davis is the creator of this image.

image provided by A.P. Davis, owner of image and author of this article. 4/27/2016

I realize that most digital cameras use a lot of memory to create one single image so I had to reformat the pic and crop a portion of it for this article.

I enjoy taking pics when I have time to do so. You will see in this image that there are two different colored flowers, white and yellow. This color variation seems to be typical of this vine and I have seen this grow in parks and in areas like the Dart Transit Station.

I have had a time trying to keep the vine alive in light of the fact that the City of Dallas' Code Enforcement tried to keep vines off fences in area neighborhoods. This vine is good for the environment because it provides food for the honey bee so I will not remove it. The other vines are another story. I keep them cut down but will not resort to harsh chemicals to kill the roots of them. I like the privacy these vines provide us. If we were living out in the country I would let the vines go full and wide. The only thing that matters is keeping the low hanging limbs of trees cut back so as to prevent them from breaking during a heavy storm.

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MegL wrote on April 27, 2016, 5:48 PM

Honeysuckle is beautiful and the smell is amazing. In the late spring / summer, the wild honeysuckle provides a beautiful scent along our seaside walk.

lookatdesktop wrote on April 27, 2016, 10:47 PM

Yes, it's true that they have a nice scent that you an smell from a distance.

Last Edited: April 27, 2016, 10:47 PM