Lonicera oblongifolia (Goldie) Hook.
Swamp fly honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Synonym(s): Lonicera oblongifolia var. altissima
USDA Symbol: LOOB
This species is named for Adam Lonicer (1528 - 1586), a German botanis noted for his 1557 revised version of Eucharius RŲsslinís herbal. He became professor of Mathematics in 1553 and Doctor of Medicine in 1554, becoming the town physician in Frankfurt-am-Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
DistributionUSA: ME , MI , MN , NY , OH , PA , VT , WI
Canada: NB , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Woodland,Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lonicera oblongifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lonicera oblongifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lonicera oblongifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-08-24
Research By: TWC Staff