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Lonicera canadensis W. Bartram ex Marshall
American Fly Honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Synonym(s): Xylosteon ciliatum
USDA Symbol: LOCA7
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Pale yellow, sometimes tinged purple.
DistributionUSA: CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Woodland,Swamp/Marsh,Bog/Fen
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
BenefitUse Wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant 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.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE
BibliographyBibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
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Web ReferenceWebref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lonicera canadensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lonicera canadensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lonicera canadensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-14
Research By: TWC Staff