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Lonicera utahensis S. Watson
Utah honeysuckle, Red Twinberry
USDA Symbol: LOUT2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Black Bears, Grizzlies, and Ruffed Grouse are among the animals that forage on the berries of this honeysuckle.
This species is named for Adam Lonicer (1528 - 1586), a German botanis noted for his 1557 revised version of Eucharius Rösslin’s 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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
, WY Canada: AB
, BC Native Distribution:
From British Columbia and Alberta south to Oregon and through Rockies to Arizona and New Mexico. Native Habitat:
communities, wooded slopes, coniferous woods.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitWarning: Berries may be mildly poisonous if eaten. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a person’s age, weight, physical condition, and individual susceptibility. Children are most vulnerable because of their curiosity and small size. Toxicity can vary in a plant ac
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FAC || FACU || FAC |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-24
Research By: TWC Staff