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What is Coral Honeysuckle?
- Oval shaped
- Blueish-green in color on top
- Dull underneath
- Not scented
- Scarlet or orangeish-red in color on the outside
- Yellow on the inside
- Grow in clusters
- Red colored
- 10-15 feet long
Where Does it Grow?
Coral honeysuckle can be found in the warm climates of the Southern U.S.
Pros and Cons of Coral Honeysuckle
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.