The first unknown I encountered while doing deer browse sampling in a woods in Will Co, IL. Most of the individuals were shorter, averaging less than a foot in height. There were a few larger individual that were larger but nothing was flowering. My first thought was that it was some species of Lonicera, but then Scott mentioned that it could also be a Symphoricarpos. I am just looking for any ideas on what it might be.
The second unknown was growing on the edge of prairie next to a walking trail. There was just the single plant present. It was growing amongst Andropogon gerardii and Silphium laciniatum. Any help would be nice.