I'm doing an exhibit about a local poet here in N.J. although he's known as " the Poet of the American Revolution " ...he did poeticize occasionally about plants; and among his most famous is " The Wild Honeysuckle " ...so I'm using that as a point of departure as to what plants he might actually be referring to; and I'm guessing that it would be L. Sempervirens "Trumpet Honeysuckle "... and then L. Americana .
Problem with the first is that Sepervirens pertains to it's evergreen nature in the south; and I haven't been able to find when or how it got this far north...
Problem with the 2nd, " Americana " is that all I've been able to find out so far that it's called " Americana " only because it was hybridized here from two Mediterranean strains
L. implexa & L. etrusca; the last known as an " herbal in ancient Rome; and the first with some fairly current medicinal analysis; .But it would be interesting to know who actually brought those plants here and did the hybridizing;
Maybe this is getting too complicated; but I'm almost as interested in history as in gardening...Stephen Gale