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Lonicera utahensis (Utah honeysuckle)
Glase, Terry

Lonicera utahensis

Utah honeysuckle, Red Twinberry

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

USDA Symbol: lout2

USDA Native Status:

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 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.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: 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 Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low


Warning: Berries may be mildly poisonous if eaten. Sensitivity to a toxin varies with a personís 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 Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

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USDA: Find Lonicera utahensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lonicera utahensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2013-06-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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