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Lonicera caerulea

Lonicera caerulea L.

Sweetberry Honeysuckle

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Synonym(s): Lonicera caerulea var. glabrescens

USDA Symbol: LOCA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA , WY
Canada: BC , NL , NT , NU , YT

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Bumble Bees

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

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lonicera caerulea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lonicera caerulea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lonicera caerulea


Record Modified: 2015-06-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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