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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Lonicera utahensis S. Wats.
Utah honeysuckle, Red Twinberry
USDA Symbol: lout2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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:
communities, wooded slopes, coniferous woods. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
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Record Modified: 2011-08-24
Research By: TWC Staff