Leaves pale to dark green above, bluish green beneath. The uppermost pairs connate at the base into a suborbicular or oval disk and usually mucronulate at tips. The flowers, occurs in whorls of 1 or 3 at the end of the shoots, are pure yellow againg to orange-yellow. The fruits are orange-reddish.
Native in North America: southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, eastern Oklahoma, Tennesee, east to North Carolina, usually on or near limestone outcrops, rocky soils in woods, slopes, bluffs, ledges and stream margins.
Yellow honeysuckle easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained
soil in full sun to part shade. Once established, it needs only moderate
watering, unless the summer is very dry. Needs a structure upon which to
grow, or it may simply become shrubby.