Lonicera utahensis S. Watson
Utah honeysuckle, Red Twinberry
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
USDA Symbol: LOUT2
Black Bears, Grizzlies, and Ruffed Grouse are among the animals that forage on the berries of this honeysuckle.
The genus, Lonicera, is named for Adam Lonicer (1528 - 1586), a German botanist 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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AZ , ID , MT , NM , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Distribution: From British Columbia and Alberta south to Oregon and through Rockies to Arizona and New Mexico.
Native Habitat: High-elevation shrub 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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Bumble Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lonicera utahensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lonicera utahensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lonicera utahensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-06-15
Research By: TWC Staff