Lonicera gracilipes var.
glabra, a deciduous shrub with gray-brown bark, inhabits
sunny forests in fields and mountains. Leaves are of opposite
phyllotaxis; blades are 3-6cm long, 2-4cm wide, in the shape of a
broad oblong to obovate, with generally no hairs on both sides, and
the backsides are green-white. 1 to 2cm long-fine peduncles emerge
from axils on branch tips on which single or occasionally two light
red flowers are facing downward; flower heads measure 1-2cm long,
funnel-shaped, with tips cleft in five, and the lobes open flat. Sap
fruit is 1-1.5cm long, oblong-shaped, and ripens in red in June.
Bloom time: April-May.