I was walking around my property and found these bushes with bright orange tiny clear berries on them. I have no idea what they may be. Looked all over and no one knows what they are. Any Ideas? Extreme Northern Minnesota
Hmm i'm not sure, the berries are blaze orange with a clear skin, you can see the seed inside it. Honeysuckle produces more of a reddish berry. We have several types of bushes with red berries but nothing like this here bush. I mean you can see it from 100 yards away the berries are so bright in color.
The leaves on this plant almost have a rust hue to them as you can see in the close up pictures.
Update: Oh I think you were right looks to be a Lonicera tatarica. but what the heck is it doing in Minnesota?
It is supposed to be native to the west coast from cali to alaska lol
it's just so strange I have no idea how the thing got out there it's 1000' off the hwy on private property. Supposedly they are not able to survive sub- 30f temps. Guess I will have to update the Wikipedia as we had several days of -40f or colder last winter.
Worlds first Frozen Death proof Honeysuckle lol
Oymyakon (OIM-yah-cone), Russia, a village of just under 500 residents in northeast Siberia, is widely considered the world's coldest permanently inhabited town.
On Feb. 6, 1933, an observer, there, measured a temperature of -89.8 degrees Fahrenheit! This is a full 10 degrees colder than the U.S. cold record of -79.8 degrees F at Prospect Creek, Alaska on Jan. 23, 1971. (Incidentally, the record coldest temperature measured on Earth was at the Russian South Pole research station of Vostok, Antarctica (-128.6 deg. F) on July 21, 1983.)
According to Weather Underground's Christopher Burt (Wunderblog), unofficial temperatures as cold as -108 degrees F have been measured in Oymyakon. Mr. Burt says there's no record of temperatures rising above zero degrees F between December 1 and March 1!
Even Alaska's coldest interior valleys may only suffer through temperatures in the -40s or colder for, say, a week or two (no minor task, of course) before there's a "warmer" break. No such luck in a Siberian winter!
I was in WI once in winter... 3 weeks during which the high was -27. It actually hurt to go outside to check my truck. I wasn't planning on staying there that long, but the cold blew out the seals on my transmission it took that long to get it towed & fixed...
LOL that's only 7 degrees colder than shorts weather lol. I've been out in as cold as -53f and you are right it hurts. In hurts to breathe, it hurts to move when you have 98lbs of clothing on and your eyelids and nostrils freeze closed. I live 10 miles from the coldest ever recorded temp in the lower 48 states -64f in 1996 brrrrrr. Officially they said it was -57f but the thermometer froze and broke at -57f so that's where they stopped it.
The difference between -20f and -50f is unbelievable, I have literally used a quart of oil as a hammer in temps that cold lol.