Lonicera canadensis Marshall - American Fly Honeysuckle


 

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Lonicera canadensis - (image 1 of 6)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Habitat

Dry to moist woods. Swamps.

Associates

 

Distribution

New England south to PA, west to IN, MN, and south in mountains to NC.

Morphology

Small, irregular shrub. Branches glabrous, solid with white pith. Leaves opposite, ovate to oblong. Flowers in pairs from leaf axils; corollas pale yellow, regular. 

Notes

Flowers April to May.

Wetland indicator: Facultative Upland

Seems very shade tolerant.  

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY.

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 
 


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