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What is the name of a climbing vine with orange flowers similar to honeysuckle?

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There is a variety of honeysuckle that produces orange flowers, called the western trumpet honeysuckle or simply just orange honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa). This flowering vine can reach a height of 23 feet, has a grayish bark and has elliptical bright green leaves.

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The orange honeysuckle grows fast. It does not need much care other than watering and pruning once in a while to keep its growth in check. This flower is native to British Columbia, but it also thrives in the wild all over the northwestern United States. The orange honeysuckle produces nectar, making it attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

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